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Literacy for Environmental Justice
2016 – $10,000 Candlestick Point State Recreation Area rehabilitation
2015 – $10,000 Candlestick Point State Recreation Area rehabilitation

Established in 1998 by a coalition of youth, educators and community leaders, Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) strives to promote community development in Southeast San Francisco through eco-literacy, environmental stewardship and workforce development opportunities to empower and support locals in securing a healthier future.

LEJ is currently undertaking the rehabilitation of Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (CPSRA), establishing walk-in & boat-in campsites, coastal habitat restoration, a walking trail and community garden.  They plan to expand the native plant nursery that produces drought-tolerant native plants, subsequently increasing the climate change resiliency of San Francisco. The Healthy Habitats & Lifestyles Project serves an historically under-privileged neighborhood while actively rehabilitating the CPSRA by creating opportunities for the outreach, design and ecological restoration to be completed by local volunteers with an emphasis on youth participation and job training.