Your Help Needed to Support California State Parks

We need you to send a message to the California state legislature and the governor in support of AB 1478. Do it here at the California State Parks Foundation site.

What It’s About…

Here’s the info directly from CSPF:

Over the last several weeks, we have been sharing our responses to the news about undisclosed, unspent funds related to state parks and our specific recommendations for legislative actions to restore confidence in California’s state parks.

One of the key actions that must be taken to restore confidence is for policymakers to direct the recently- identified funds that can be spent on park operations back into our state parks.

Lawmakers recently passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1478 which will appropriate $20.5 million in State Park and Recreation Fund funding to keep parks open.

In addition to allocating this funding, AB 1478 also includes several other important provisions.

  • Prohibits the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) from closing or proposing the closure of a state park in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 fiscal years.
  • Strengthens the State Park and Recreation Commission to improve their ability and capacity to provide oversight and a more meaningful connection between the public, park stakeholders, and the parks department.
  • Provides a one-time appropriation to ensure that all ongoing internal and external investigations into the DPR are fully funded.

Again, please send a message to our elected leaders here.