California Budget Woes Shut 70 Parks;
League Continues Work on Solution
Dear Save the Redwoods League Friends,
As you may know, California State Parks today announced a plan to close up to 70 of its 278 parks because of state budget cuts. Sixteen redwood parks are on the closure list. Save the Redwoods League has protected land in 11 of these parks.
“We will continue our work with California State Parks and our partners to find solutions that will sustain parks in the future,” said Ruskin K. Hartley, League Executive Director.
Possible solutions include those in a joint report by Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks Foundation, A Vision for Excellence for California’s State Parks, released last February. This report calls for private, public and nonprofit entities to cooperate in new and different ways to support the system.
We will inform you of new developments in these efforts.
Thank you for your support.
Save the Redwoods League
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park is on the closure list. Photo by Jon Parmentier