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California State Parks Announces Steps to Reduce Crowds at State Parks to Help Slow Down the Spread of Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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California State Parks Takes Additional Steps to Help Slow Down Spread of COVID-19: Vehicle Access Temporarily Closed for Additional Parks

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks today announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access to 59 additional state parks and beaches to avoid dangerous visitation surges and help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the total number of state-operated parks and beaches closed to vehicle access to 98. A list of closures can be found online at www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

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California State Parks Encourages Everyone to Help ‘Flatten the Curve at Parks’ with New Social Media Campaign

Sunday, March 22, 2020

California State Parks today announced the launch of a new social media campaign titled “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks” to remind the public to practice social distancing when visiting state parks or any outdoor area. The website www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve includes important social media messages in English and Spanish that highlight safe ways to enjoy parks, such as not congregating in groups, maintaining a social distance of 6 ft. or more when recreating in the outdoors, and staying home if you are sick. 

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California State Parks to Suspend Tours at Hearst Castle Beginning Monday, March 16

Saturday, March 14, 2020

In an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff as the state responds to the continuing outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), effective Monday, March 16, California State Parks is temporarily suspending all tours at Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument. Hearst Castle is not directly affected by COVID-19, State Parks is monitoring the situation carefully and is committed to following the state’s updated policy on social gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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California State Parks May Experience a Moderate Wildflower Bloom This Spring Season

Monday, March 9, 2020

California State Parks announced today that its desert state parks may experience a moderate wildflower bloom this spring season depending on the continued weather conditions. The unique combination of sun, rain, temperature and wind define the stage for the springtime arrival of wildflowers.

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State Offers Free Workshops on How to Prevent the Further Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Division of Boating and Waterways along with its partners invite the public to learn how to prevent the further spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into California’s waterways. Free educational workshops will be offered between March and May at three Northern and Central California locations. Advance registration is required.

 

 

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Division of Boating and Waterways Offers $3.75 Million in Grants to Enhance Public Safety and Protect California’s Waterways

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications to help local public entities enhance safety on California’s waterways, and protect them from abandoned and unwanted vessels. The application period for the competitive grant programs, Boating Safety and Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) and Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange (SAVE), is open from March 16 through April 16, 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant guidelines and participate in an applicant workshop.

 

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