Latest from state parks crisis
December 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin
Friends of China Camp reached an amended agreement in November with the state Department of Park and Recreation to fund China Camp State Park, Olompali State Historic Park and Tomales Bay State Park.
June 27, 2013 by Christine Sculati
Most rural California state parks have languished in obscurity, but Anderson Marsh has been buoyed by those who value its history.
May 23, 2013 by Jackson Mauze
Many local beach goers in Sonoma County are reacting strongly against a proposal to make them pay to play in the sun.
April 23, 2013 by Dhyana Levey
A long awaited report has sparked a debate on how to best manage the California State Parks system.
February 07, 2013 by Christine Sculati
Ceramicist Marguerite Wildenhain left her legacy at Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Sonoma County. What happens when the interests of art history and state parks coincide?
January 04, 2013 by Alison Hawkes
The California Attorney General's office releases the results of its investigation into the State Parks Department over its funding fiasco.
December 21, 2012 by Joan Hamilton
Major General Anthony Jackson came out of retirement for one more mission: to turn around California's state parks department. In a Bay Nature interview, Jackson explains why, "My goal, honest and truly, is not closing any parks."
October 30, 2012 by Joan Hamilton
The California parks department is figuring out how to disperse $10 million to groups that kept their local state parks from closing this year. But some parks fans wonder how they'll get out from the shadow of a parks department in scandal.
September 17, 2012 by Alison Hawkes
What does South Africa and Sonoma County have in common? Both suffer from debilitating shortages of public funds for parks. ...