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California State Parks Graduates 28 Peace Officers from Law Enforcement Academy in Paradise

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | View PDF

California State Parks today announced the addition of 28 new peace officers that will “Live the Parks Life” as rangers and lifeguards in the nation’s largest state park system. Yesterday, family members, friends and department staff applauded the class of cadets as they received their badges. As peace officers, they will serve, protect and educate visitors to California’s 280 state parks, while protecting the state’s most significant natural and cultural resources.

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California State Parks and Partners Provide Off-highway Vehicle Recreation and Mentoring Opportunities to Urban Youth

Friday, June 7, 2019 | View PDF

California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division and the National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) today announced a unique partnership to provide mentoring and education for urban youth through off-highway motorcycle recreation. Using the trail bike in the outdoors, NYPUM captures a young person’s imagination, enthusiasm and harnesses it to promote positive change and growth. 

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South Parking Lot at South Yuba River State Park to Close Temporarily for Bridgeport Covered Bridge Renovation

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | View PDF

Starting Wednesday, June 12, California State Parks will temporarily close the south parking lot to day-use parking at South Yuba River State Park while the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge is renovated. Originally built in 1862, the bridge was closed to public access after a timber survey in September 2011 revealed significant structural damage. Thanks to the support of the Nevada County community, the Save our Bridge Campaign Committee, and the Legislature, the $6.9 million restoration project, funded with a combination of state and federal funds, is now underway to make the bridge safe again for pedestrian access. Construction is expected to be completed by April 2020.

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Recreate Safely and Responsibly this Memorial Day Weekend: California State Parks Offers Safety Tips

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | View PDF

Memorial Day weekend kicks off California’s busiest season for outdoor recreation. California State Parks encourages outdoor enthusiasts to recreate safely and responsibly this summer season. It is important for visitors to plan ahead and learn about the parks that they are visiting in order to minimize any accidents. Whether you plan on biking, hiking, surfing, horseback riding, diving, swimming, recreating on a boat or off-highway vehicle (OHV), or simply enjoying time with friends and family in the outdoors, learning about the park before your visit is crucial. This is especially important this year, due to the large amounts of snow and rain California has received. Rivers are currently running dangerously cold and fast—even experienced swimmers are advised not to go into rivers.

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Division of Boating and Waterways Launches National Safe Boating Week (May 18 – 24): Wearing Life Jackets is the Best Way to Survive an Emergency

Friday, May 17, 2019 | View PDF

With the official kickoff of the boating season approaching this coming Memorial Day weekend, the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is reminding water enthusiasts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during National Safe Boating Week and throughout the year. DBW advises boaters to always check the water conditions­­––whether it’s the California coast or inland rivers and lakes––and their safety equipment, and always wear a life jacket.

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Keep Tahoe Bears Wild! Agencies Remind Public to Practice Proper Food Storage, Trash Disposal in Bear Country

Friday, May 17, 2019 | View PDF

Lake Tahoe natural resource and law enforcement agencies remind residents and visitors to practice proper food storage and trash disposal at all times while in bear country. Intentional or unintentional feeding of bears can result in unwanted bear behaviors, increased human-bear conflicts, and public safety issues, as well as fines and possible jail time for violators. Each year law enforcement and state wildlife officers respond to hundreds of calls in which bears may pose a public safety threat or are damaging property. In some cases, the bear must be euthanized. Become part of the solution and help us Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!    

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