Videos, Films Support State Parks Facing Closure

Photo by Save the Redwoods League
Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Keep up on the effort to save nearly 70 California State Parks from closure, including redwood parks, by watching these recently created videos and movies. Forward them to friends: public service announcements by our partner, California State Parks Foundation; The First 70, a short film about Californians uniting to develop solutions to the parks crisis; and California Forever, The Story of California State Parks, a documentary celebrating California’s state parks, showing at select events.

California Forever

This 75-minute documentary celebrates the beauty, drama and sweeping history of California State Parks, the most magnificent and diverse collection of state parks in the nation. See the trailer.


Saturday, March 10, 2012, 2 p.m.: SLO International Film Festival, Downtown Cinemas, San Luis Obispo, California. Tickets to see only this film are sold at the door. Passes to see multiple films are available in advance. Buy passes.

Sunday, March 18, 2012, 3 p.m.: Episode One, California Forever, The Story of California State Parks, Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC, National Museum of American History Warner Bros. Theater.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 7 p.m.: Episode Two, California Forever, Parks for the Future. Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC. Yates Auditorium, 1849 C St., NW

Next Steps for Redwoods as Parks Closures Loom


As you may know, more than a dozen redwood state parks are to close this summer because of devastating government budget cuts. Most of these extraordinary places were protected with the support of generations of Save the Redwoods League members. We are working on ways to continue to secure these forests. Recently, our Executive Director testified before state lawmakers about the crisis.

Parks Facing Closure: Pros, Cons of Remoteness


See the short transcript of a public radio interview in which League Executive Director Ruskin K. Hartley discusses Northern California state redwood parks facing closure. The California Report airing on Mondays this month explores the California State Parks budget crisis. Learn more about this coverage. See stations and airtimes.

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