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What Would Make California State Parks Excellent?

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

If you didn’t participate in last year’s survey about California state parks, share your vision of an excellent California state parks system today. As you may know, results from last year’s survey are summarized in a new report by Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Foundation, A Vision for Excellence for California’s State Parks, which calls for a new approach to maintain, protect and improve state parks. Against the backdrop of lawmakers’ consideration of $22 million in proposed cuts and sweeping systemwide closures to California’s state parks, the report is especially timely. Learn more about the report.

Free Buttons for Prop 21; Enter Video Contest


Get your free Yes on 21 buttons to show your support for Proposition 21, the ballot measure to ensure adequate, stable funding to keep California redwood and other state parks open. Californians, if you’re voting early in the November 2 general election, please vote yes for Prop 21. Non-Californians, if you have friends and relatives in California, tell them to vote for the measure. If you’re not a member already, join the Save the Redwoods League Facebook and Flickr groups and show us how you’re using Prop 21 decals, signs or buttons you received from us! Other ways to show your support: Enter the Yes on 21 for State Parks Video Contest for a chance to win $5,000. Send a free Yes for State Parks e-card.

Work Continues on Parks Closures Solution


As we reported in an e-mail to you last month, Save the Redwoods League is very concerned about proposal to close 70 California State Parks, including 16 redwood parks, by July 1, 2012, because of state budget cuts. We believe that closing parks is a short-sighted response to the current fiscal crisis. Not only do parks provide low-cost recreation for millions of visitors, they also are an important source of revenue for local communities and the state, and they are critical for our health. Learn more about our strategy.

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