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Office of Historic Preservation

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eight Properties for Action

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider six nominations for federal historic designation and two nominations for state historic designation on Friday, August 5. The Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the California Natural Resources Agency building in Sacramento and will also be streamed on CAL-SPAN.

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State Parks to Temporarily Close Campgrounds at Portola Redwoods State Park Due to Drought

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

California State Parks today announced the temporary closure of campground facilities at Portola Redwoods State Park due to lower water flows in Peters Creek, the park’s primary water source. Effective FridayAug. 5, 2022, the campground facilities will be closed for the remainder of the camping season (including reservation, group, and drop-in sites). Affected reservation holders will be contacted by the state’s reservation system – ReserveCalifornia – via email and provided with a refund.

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California State Parks Recommends $45 Million for Land and Water Conservation Funds

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

California State Parks today announced recommendations to the National Park Service for $45 million in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for 16 local park projects. Funding would provide public and private agencies the ability to acquire land and/or develop recreational amenities such as playgrounds, exercise stations, basketball courts, community gardens, and dog and skate parks.

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California State Parks Awards $4.6 Million in Grants to Improve Locally Operated State Parks

Friday, July 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks today announced $4.6 million in grant funding from Proposition 68 to renovate aging infrastructure in need of repair within seven locally-operated California state parks. Awarded through the Locally Operated State Park Program, grant recipients will use funding to enhance outdoor recreation facilities, such as soccer fields, picnic areas, and parking lots.

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Division of Boating and Waterways Reminds Boaters of California Law to Obtain and Carry a California Boater Card

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) reminds California boaters of the requirement to obtain and carry a California Boater Card when boating on state inland and coastal waterways. Applying for one is a simple process, it costs $10 and lasts a lifetime. Operators who are not in compliance with the law and caught operating a vessel without their California Boater Card will be cited accordingly. This is considered an infraction and base fines can range anywhere from $100 – $500.

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California State Parks Encourages Visitors to Recreate Responsibly This Fourth of July Weekend

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif., - California State Parks invites Californians and visitors from around the world to recreate responsibly this Fourth of July weekend, one of the busiest outdoor holidays of the year. With 279 state parks, California’s diverse landscape has recreational activities for everyone from swimming in the lakes, rivers and oceans to hiking in the giant redwoods or sequoias to off-highway vehicle riding in the deserts and mountains to camping along the coastline. Following simple safety measures such as wearing a lifejacket or proper riding gear, avoiding alcohol, and knowing one’s limits while swimming can help save lives.

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Division of Boating and Waterways Encourages Boaters to Boat Sober this Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

Monday, June 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On one of the deadliest holidays for recreational boating-related accidents, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is reminding recreational boaters to avoid alcohol this Fourth of July holiday weekend. DBW and more than 45 law enforcement entities across California will be participating in a nationwide boating under the influence (BUI) effort from July 2 – 4. Dubbed “Operation Dry Water,” law enforcement entities will increase patrols and/or carry out BUI checkpoints.

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