When we spend time outdoors, it helps keep us healthier. Studies are racking up data that indicates a connection between being in nature and improved physical, mental, and even spiritual health.
Scientific research in Conservation Biology proves connections between open spaces are healthier for nature too: providing plant and animal species with the space, food, water, and reproductive options they need to survive.
In order to keep all of the Tri-Valley healthy, we work to connect protected open space for the benefit of people, plants, and wildlife. We work in partnership with public agencies such as the Livermore Regional Park District and the East Bay Regional Park District to ensure that our natural open spaces are preserved for the benefit of future generations.
One way Tri-Valley Conservancy helps to connect open spaces is by protecting land through conservation easements or through acquisition, like the purchase of the 74 acres we helped add to Sycamore Grove Park in 2014. The park expansion added a wildlife corridor for the deer, bobcats, foxes, and coyotes often seen crossing the property to reach surrounding protected lands.
It also allowed public access to great views and more importantly trail connection opportunities between Sycamore Grove Park to Del Valle Regional Park which connects to Ohlone and Sunol Regional Wildernesses all the way to Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont. Learn more about the Valley Trails Connection Project here.
Once parkland is protected and connected, we and our volunteers need help with ongoing projects like riparian restoration, habitat restoration, and trail projects within our community. You can learn more about how we Care for the Land here.
To help you explore the nature in your backyard, we partnered with Visit Tri-Valley to bring you the Tri-Valley Trail Guide with our Top 10 Tri-Valley Trails for hikers, bikers, and equestrians.
For a physical copy, you can stop by our office for your free Tri-Valley Trail Guide. Happy Trails!