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California State Parks Launches Virtual Adventurer Mobile App, an Interactive Augmented and Virtual Reality Journey

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks today launched Virtual Adventurer, a new mobile app that will transform how park visitors connect to and interact with the iconic places, deep history and diverse cultural and natural landscapes of California. This augmented reality app transports visitors through time, and its virtual reality experiences offer exciting ways for users to explore new perspectives shared by people who continue to call California home.

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California Indian Heritage Center Hosts Neighborhood Workshop for the West Sacramento Community to Gather Input on the Design and Program of Future Heritage Center

Thursday, June 1, 2023

California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC) announced today an upcoming neighborhood workshop for the West Sacramento community. Members of the public are invited to attend the neighborhood workshop on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 2:30 – 4:00 pm. The workshop will be hosted by the design outreach team of Fentress Architects and Amaktoolik Studios. It will take place on the site of the future Heritage Center on Marina Way in West Sacramento.

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Spring is an Active Time for Tahoe Bear Cubs and Yearlings

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

As temperatures start to warm and snow begins to melt, a new crop of bear cubs are emerging from winter dens with their mothers. Yearlings, which were born last year, are also on the move. Some are still with their mother bears, some are solo after separating before denning, and some may be showing signs of disease.

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Boating Season Kicks Off With National Safe Boating Week May 20–26

Friday, May 19, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) kicks off the official boating season in California in coordination with National Safe Boating Week held May 20–26, 2023. DBW encourages all boaters and outdoor enthusiasts to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. One of the important safety measures to take while boating is wearing life jackets.

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California State Parks Announces New Nationwide Federal Grant Funding Opportunity for Land Acquisition Near Military Installations

Thursday, May 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California State Parks today announced a new competitive grant program that will provide up to $80 million nationwide to fund acquisition of land adjacent to military installations that will serve as an encroachment buffer and enhance public outdoor recreation opportunities. The grant program is funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) + Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program. Public entities can submit applications for projects that meet the combined goals of acquisition or for combination (acquisition and development) projects to create outdoor parks and recreation areas near military installations. 

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State Park Campgrounds in the Sierra Delay Opening Dates Due to Historic Snowpack

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

TAHOMA, Calif.— California State Parks today issued a travel notice for outdoor enthusiasts planning a trip to the Tahoe region, due to the historic snowpack in the Sierra. Many state parks still have 3-6' of snow throughout campgrounds and day-use areas. While temperatures in the forecast should assist the snow in melting, park staff still do not have the access they normally have at this time of year to begin cleaning the facility, repairing damage, and charging water systems. As a result, the opening of campgrounds Emerald Bay State Park, Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, Grover Hot Springs State Park, Plumas-Eureka State Park, and Tahoe State Recreation Area will be delayed for Memorial Day weekend. Donner Memorial State Park may be delayed in opening; staff will reassess in the coming weeks.

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