Category: California’s State Parks

Jun 26

California State Park’s 150th Anniversary

Monday, June 30 is the 150th anniversary of California’s state parks system.  Rather than celebrating this incredible achievement in California state park history at one of the hundreds of venues available throughout the state, the California State Parks Foundation and Gavin Newsom will be at Yosemite National Park.  Because, y’know, it’s a national park, not …

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Apr 16

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Twelve Properties for Action

Next week, the California State Historical Resources Commission will consider six nominations for federal historic designation, and six nominations for state historic designation. Nominations and photographs of properties under consideration are available at http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24368. The Commission will meet next Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. in the Kiln Room at Asilomar Conference Center, 800 Asilomar …

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Apr 16

California State Parks Seeks Public Input Regarding Equestrian Lessons and Trail Riding Concession at Will Rogers SHP

California State Parks will accept public comment regarding the future equestrian lessons and trail riding concession operations at Will Rogers State Historic Park (SHP) on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rotunda of the Main Stables at Will Rogers SHP, 1501 Will Rogers Park Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Will Rogers SHP …

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Mar 31

Become a volunteer with California State Parks and help make a difference!

The California State Parks are looking for volunteers!  From their brochure: In addition to ongoing opportunities in parks, one-day events are scheduled for Earth Day and Trail Days in the spring and Coastal Cleanup Day in the fall. These days offer great opportunities to spend time with your family or to make new friends as …

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Mar 30

Anza-Borrego, a Park Dealing With a Drought on Top of a Drought

Lisa Morehouse has posted a great article about the Anza Borrego Desert State Park over at KQED.org‘s website. From the post: A desert is, by definition, dry. But even a desert can have a drought, complete with impacts for native flora and fauna on the one hand and for the humans who live and visit …

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Mar 26

Mount Diablo camp spigots go dry during drought

A hat top to Dennis Cuff of the Contra Costa Times, who reports that campground visitors at the Mount Diablo State Park are roughing it in a new way: There is no tap water in campgrounds and most park areas because of the drought. “A third consecutive dry year in California has depleted springs that …

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Mar 23

Revised Goal: SoCal Six Pack of Peaks

Since I didn’t win the Mount Whitney Lottery this year, I’ve opted for a different goal.  This goal is actually a series of goals, and will – in theory – help me to train better to get my fat ass into shape to conquer the formidable peak that Mount Whitney is. There is a series …

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