SPAN supports efforts to protect state parks

SPAN supports efforts to increase public access to state parks

SPAN supports efforts to strengthen and diversify state park funding

SPAN supports efforts to enhance state parks

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Youth Art Contest Underway

CSPF is looking for young Californians to help celebrate why state parks are great places through our summer art contest. To participate, Californians ages 4 to 18 simply submit a poster that depicts why they think California’s state parks are great places for kids.

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Support SB 317

Members of the State Park Action Network have rallied together to support SB 317, which would provide $200 million for state parks and $50 million for enterprise activities to increase revenue generation at state parks.

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Park Advocacy Day

Park Advocacy Day 2015 on May 5 was a big success. As part of the event, we held our 2nd Annual Park Expo on the Capitol lawn, featuring more than 20 park partners statewide.

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California State Parks in the news…

PD Editorial: Coast parking fees need a full review

The bigger issue, one that will be taken up by the Coastal Commission at its meeting in San Rafael Wednesday, concerns who gets to make the final call. Staff is encouraging the commission members to take it on themselves, and it makes a good argument.

Saving California Parks — With New Ideas and Tech

This year Parks Forward, an independent commission dedicated to assisting California’s Department of Parks and Recreation, released a set of recommendations to fix what many parks advocates have called a “major crisis”.