Parks Foundation awards $100,000 to parks for disaster preparedness

13 community spaces are receiving their share of $100,000 from the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation to bolster disaster preparedness, the organization announced Wednesday.

The mini-grants, awarded in part by the City of Oakland and the NorCal Resilience Network, range from $1,500 to more than $15,000. The goal of the grants is to help parks build resilience, whether it’s buying disaster supplies, building water conservation infrastructure, investing in related to compost, carbon sequestration and energy, or supporting community awareness.

The Disability Justice Culture Club received the largest portion of the funds, $17,000. Other recipients include Black Cultural Zone Liberation Park, Common Vision’s Victory and First Fruits Garden, and MetWest High School’s Mycelium Youth.

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