The State Park Action Network (SPAN) is a grassroots network of organizations, business leaders, individuals and local governments taking action and advocating for a healthy and sustainable state park system.
Under the leadership of the California State Parks Foundation, the State Park Action Network unifies park supporters who envision a brighter future for California’s 280 state parks.
Through CSPF’s State Park Action Network, member organizations join statewide efforts to raise awareness of California’s state parks and advocate in support of policies that will move state parks toward a vision of excellence.
Specifically, the State Park Action Network will support efforts to:
- Strengthen and diversify state park funding
- Increase public access to state parks
- Protect state parks
- Enhance state parks
Members of the State Park Action Network have access to a wide-ranging portfolio of resources, including education, research, advocacy tools and collateral. Members also receive our SPAN eNews, a monthly email containing information and updates relating to legislation and policy changes impacting state parks, a digest of state park related news and media clips and other information.
For more information about the State Park Action Network, or to add your organization as a member, please contact Linsey Fredenburg-Humes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-442-2119.
History of SPAN
The State Park Action Network (SPAN) was launched in October, 2014, following the retirement of the Save Our State Parks Campaign (SOS).
SPAN recognizes that although the immediate threat of park closures is no longer on the forefront, California’s state park system continues to face immense challenges. Through SPAN, member organizations join CSPF’s statewide efforts to raise awareness of California’s state parks and advocate in support of policies that will move state parks toward a vision of excellence.
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