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Save Our State Parks Program

Posted Aug 24 2008 5:58pm
I've spent a lot of time hiking and enjoying the many State and National Parks in California. Understandably, I am quite concerned about the upcoming proposed budget cuts set to impact many of our State Parks later this summer.



The Background



On January 10th, Governor Schwarzenegger released the proposed FY 08-09 state budget which severely impacts the California State Parks and State Beaches.



To cut costs, the budget proposed closing 48 state parks
and to reduce lifeguard staffing on 16 state beaches . You can view the list here , see a map here , or watch the list in this YouTube Video of Parks scheduled for Closure .







5 Things Individuals Can Do



If you are concerned about the State Park Closures, you can get involved by supporting the Save Our Parks Program. There are several steps you can take:.

1. Contact your legislators. Tell them to oppose any park closures .

2. Write a letter to the editor to your local paper.

3. Involve others in the campaign to save our state parks .

4. Share your story about enjoying California's state parks .

5. Visit A State Park . (this will open the official State Parks website)

Send an E-Card

One more thing you can do is to send an E-card to your friends and family and get them involved in the Save Our State Parks Program. Send an E-Card to your Friends and Family

This image (one of the e-Cards) is from Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve near Guerneville is scheduled from closure. It one of the beautiful places that I've visited with my husband and would still like to be able to take my daughters to see.

You can learn more about Armstrong Redwoods by watching the YouTube Video to Save Armstrong Redwoods .

About Save Our State Parks Program

The Save Our State Parks Campaign is a project of the California State Parks Foundation .

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