Category Archives: California

Campaign to Save California’s State Parks

The Save Our State Parks (SOS) Campaign is a statewide, grassroots campaign to keep California’s magnificent state parks open and available – now and into the future. In partnership with organizations, businesses, local governments, and individuals around the state, the California State Parks Foundation is leading SOS Campaign activities and generating awareness and action about […]

California State Parks Foundation Announces Grants to Help Keep State Parks Open

The California State Parks Foundation has announced that it will award 13 grants totaling $328,586 to organizations that are fighting to keep state parks off the closure list. These grants were made possible by generous funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the Thomas J. Long Foundation. From the press release: “We are […]

Open House and Webinar featuring the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project and South Entrance Station Kiosks Replacement May 30, 2012

The Mariposa Grove Restoration Project’s goal is to restore the Mariposa grove and preserving an ancient species for future generations. This particular grove of Giant Sequoias – while not irreplaceable (they can easily be replaced in 1,000 to 3,000 years) – is thousands of years old. Along with Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove was the […]

Forest Festival! – San Bernardino Mountains

Hit The Trails! Saturday, June 2, 2012 National Trails Day Restoration: 8:30am – 11:30am (RSVP for Trail Restoration to mcuriel@nationalforestassociation.org) Forest Festival: 11:00am – 3:00pm Children’s Forest Visitor Information Center 32573 State Highway 18, Running Springs, CA 92382

2012 Fire Season Officially Starts

The 2012 Fire Season officially started on Monday, May 21. Fire season starts when the seasonal firefighting equipment and personnel are in place, prepared, and ready to respond. This year, vegetation and grasses are drying out faster than average due to a low winter snowpack. Firefighters will spend the week conducting readiness reviews that demonstrate […]