Bay Nature magazineSpring 2012


State Parks Crisis: Get Involved!

April 1, 2012

Learn More About the Parks and Get Involved!

State Department of Parks and Recreation – Find information about all of California’s state parks on the department’s redesigned website:

You can also find a Partnership Workbook for nonprofits and public agencies interested in taking on responsibility for parks slated for closure:

California State Parks Foundation (CSPF)

The nonprofit California State Parks Foundation ( has a variety of resources and related sites to help you stay informed and engaged, as well as ways to donate to help save closing parks.

Contacts for Profiled State Parks

About the Author

This article was part of the special publication "The Parks and the People" was supported by funding from the following organizations:With 130,000 members, the California State Parks Foundation is the only independent non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and advocating for California's magnificent state parks.Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world can flourish. To date, the League has completed the purchase of more than 189,000 acres of redwood forest and associated land.The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation is dedicated to advancing a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California through grantmaking that supports nonprofit organizations and initiatives that demonstrate the potential to address critical challenges to the health and prosperity of California.Thanks to the following people for their assistance, advice, and support: Jennifer Benito, Bob Berman, Carol Berman, Diana Colborn, Jerry Emory, Bree Hardcastle, Roy McNamee, Bill Meister, Steve Nilson, Loren Rex, Danita Rodriguez, Alexis Stoxen, Traci Verardo-Torres.