Inclusive Education and Community Partnership (IECP) would like to thank Representative Lois Capps and Senator Barbara Boxer for their bills that would help further enhance and protect our existing wilderness, wild rivers, and recreation in Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument.
IECP employs 300 dedicated professionals who provide services throughout California meeting the needs of children with autism and other developmental disabilities in both schools and other natural environments. Our mission is to “Support schools, families, and community agencies in providing full access to life’s experiences for individuals with disabilities. This includes making friends, playing, accessing school and community, learning, loving, being loved, and living life to the fullest.” The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act provides wilderness areas and a clean and healthy environment in which the children to whom we provide services can grow and learn.
The pending retirements of Rep. Capps and Sen. Boxer, who have championed these efforts for well over a decade, leave little time to help protect these vital wild lands, rivers, and trails. We need a vocal rallying of support for Rep. Capps and Sen. Boxer to help them leave an invaluable legacy for future generations on the Central Coast.
IECP would like to thank Rep. Capps and Sen. Boxer for their work to protect our region’s wild lands and natural resources. Their efforts to better the world that the future generations will inherit are greatly appreciated by the staff at IECP.