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Kick-Start 2022 by Enjoying the Outdoors With First Day Hikes at More Than 40 California State Parks

Friday, December 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks is inviting Californians and visitors from around the world to kick-start the new year in a healthy way by getting some fresh air and enjoying the outdoors with the annual First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2022. More than 40 state parks and over 50 guided hikes will take place across the state in this national-led effort by the First Day Hikes program, which encourages individuals and families to experience the beautiful natural and cultural resources found in the outdoors so that they may be inspired to take advantage of these treasures throughout the year.

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State Parks Employees Honored with Governor’s State Employee Medal of Valor Award for Heroic Acts

Thursday, December 16, 2021

California State Parks is proud to announce that 15 State Park Peace Officers (SPPOs) and one seasonal non-peace officer lifeguard were honored today with the Governor’s State Employee Medal of Valor Awards for acts of heroism. The Medal of Valor Award is the highest honor the state can bestow upon its employees, given on behalf of Governor Newsom.

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Secure that Crawl Space

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Winter is coming and as bears search for dens for the cold months ahead, they may decide that your house in the Lake Tahoe Basin is just the right place.

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California State Parks Awards $548.3 Million in Grants to Create Local New Parks Across California as Part of Newsom Administration’s “Outdoors for All” Initiative

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California State Parks today announced $548.3 million in grant funding to deliver new parks to more than 100 communities and advance the Newsom Administration’s “Outdoors for All” initiative to enable all Californians, regardless of zip code or income, to access parks and open space. 

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Dam Safety Project to Temporarily Close Basalt Campground and Day Use Area at San Luis Reservoir SRA

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Gustine, Calif.— California State Parks today announced the extended temporary closure of the Basalt Campground and Day Use Area at San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area due to a Safety of Dams Project. The closure is expected to begin as early as February 2022 and may last 10 years. Reservation holders will be contacted directly by State Parks’ reservation system -- ReserveCalifornia.com. Alternative campgrounds and day use locations will remain open in the park complex during the temporary closure.

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Division of Boating and Waterways Offering $1.088 Million in Grants for the Deployment of Floating Restrooms

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from public government agencies for the purchase and deployment of floating restrooms on California inland lakes and reservoirs. Interested applicants should review the grant guidelines and submit a grant application to DBW by 5 p.m. (PST) Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

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