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Promesa Boyle Heights: Green Infrastructure & Surface Water Quality Leadership Training Series
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2020
Water Resources / Watershed Protection ; Environmental Health & Justice ; Environmental Education ; Land Management / Urban Sprawl / Open Space
Southern Coast
Los Angeles County
Project Description:

Investment from the Rose Foundation will allow Promesa to train a core group of community leaders to become environmental health promotoras by deepening their knowledge and understanding of watershed health, surface water quality issues and green infrastructure projects in Boyle Heights. Funding will enable Promesa to build its infrastructure for incorporating environmental health into Promesa’s existing promotora model for long-term and sustainable change, and to develop curriculum and outreach materials. This will lay the groundwork to be able to train future cohorts of environmental health promotoras. By engaging a group of residents leaders in the work, Promesa will develop resident capacity in Boyle Heights to connect green infrastructure projects with surface water quality, protection from pollutants, as well as connecting the issues to a broader environmental justice and health framework.