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The East Bay Regional Park District received the Global Citizen Award by the United Nations Association USA, East Bay and Silicon Valley Chapters during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 24.

The award recognizes the Park District’s leadership role in providing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as their alignment with the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which, in part, tackle poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap to build a world that is more equitable, inclusive, safe, and sustainable for all peoples, according to the organization. Since the park district’s founding in 1934, the district has enhanced the quality of life for residents in the East Bay as well as for the natural environment and wildlife, according to the park district.

“We are honored to be recognized for our contribution to physical health, stress relief, and mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dee Rosario, park district board president. “Parks have provided an essential public service. We are proud that when the public needed us most, we answered the call and kept parks open and safe. During this time, we have continued to restore habitats and marshlands and even opened two new parks – Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline in Oakland and Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay in Fremont – to better serve the 2.8 million residents in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.”

For more information about the park district, visit www.ebparks.org.

For more information about the award, visit https://bit.ly/30XhypM.

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