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Transit to Trails: Wishtoyo Foundation’s Chumash Village in Malibu

Transit to Trails visited the Wishtoyo Foundation’s Chumash Demonstration Village Project in Malibu on April 26, 2008.


The Village will consist of the creation of an outdoor working Native American village on a four-acre site at Nicholas Canyon County Beach in Malibu, creating the only living Chumash cultural village of its kind in Southern California.

Transit to Trails takes inner city youth and their families and friends on fun mountain, beach, and Los Angeles River trips. The project teaches youth about water, land, wildlife, and cultural history — and the need to move more, eat well, stay healthy, and do their best in school and in life. Transit to Trails is a creative partnership between Anahuak Youth Association, The City Project, and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Although these children live only an hour from the mountains and beaches, many have never been there, because parents often work two or more jobs, and do not have access to cars or to information to plan trips. We are diversifying access to and support for mountains, beaches, and rivers — and having fun doing it!

Transit to Trails lleva a los niños de la ciudad y sus familias y amigos a las montañas, las playas, y al Río Los Angeles, con el fin de enriquecer su educación sobre la naturaleza, historia cultural, actividad física, y la nutrición saludable. Transit to Trails es un esfuerzo creativo entre Anahuak, The City Project, y Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Aunque estos niños viven sólo a una hora de las montañas y playas, muchos nunca han estado allí, porque los padres trabajan a menudo dos o más trabajos, y no tienen acceso a los automóviles o a la información para planear los viajes. Nosotros estamos diversificando el acceso y el apoyo para las montañas, playas, y ríos.

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