Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy at Twelve Hills Nature Center
Twelve Hills was established as a place of healing. It is a place where members of our community work together to restore an endangered ecosystem. This ecosystem not only provides habitat for wildlife, but also seeks to provide a place of connection for all people who visit. It is only with careful intention and directed efforts that a healthy diverse plant community can flourish in an urban area, and the same is true for communities of people.
Twelve Hills was founded as a place for everyone. We realize there are many reasons some members of our diverse community* haven't always felt welcome or safe in wilderness spaces. We must actively seek to create an inclusive environment, now and in the future. Twelve Hills Board of Directors is committed to creating a diverse inclusive culture across our board, our volunteers, our visitors and our programs.
We will more actively invite members of our diverse communities* to participate in and experience Twelve Hills Nature Center.
We will be more thoughtful in how we represent the Twelve Hills experience
We will continue to learn about equity, diversity, and inclusion, systemic racism, and the experiences of our diverse community in relation to nature and the landscape.
*Members of our diverse communities are welcome at Twelve Hills as visitors, volunteers and board members, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, identity, socio-economic status, religion, age, or ability.