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California State Parks Offers Tips for Desert State Parks this Winter Season

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Division of Boating and Waterways

Clean Vessel Act Education and Outreach Grant Applications Due October 15

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications for the Clean Vessel Act Education and Outreach Grant Program. A maximum of $225,000 of federal funding per targeted region is available to organizations for educating coastal and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta boaters about proper vessel sewage disposal, the use of pumpout facilities, and to monitor pumpout stations in the identified regions. The deadline to submit applications is Oct. 15, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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Division of Boating and Waterways

Division of Boating and Waterways Urges Safe Boating Practices this Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | View PDF

With boaters and water enthusiasts heading to California’s waterways for summer’s last hurrah this Labor Day weekend, the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is reminding everyone to take extra precautions to prevent a tragic outing. Wearing a life jacket is the number one way that someone can increase his or her chances of surviving a boating-related accident.  

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Malibu Creek SP, Malibu Lagoon SB

California State Parks Responds to Fish Die-Off in Malibu Creek and Malibu Lagoon

Monday, August 27, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks and The Bay Foundation, supported by local fish and wildlife experts, are assessing the cause of death for an estimated 2,000 striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) over the last week within Malibu Lagoon and lower Malibu Creek. Fish death has largely been limited to the striped mullet, no impacts to the special-status southern California steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus) or tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) have been observed.

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Weaverville Joss House SHP, Shasta SHP, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP, Ahjumawi Lava Springs SP, Anderson Marsh SHP, Clear Lake SP

UPDATE – Aug. 10, 2018 Wildfire Impacts on California’s State Parks

Friday, August 10, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks advises outdoor enthusiasts to plan carefully their next outdoor adventure in areas near wildfires. Some parks are closed, while others around the north Sacramento Valley and Sierra north of Calaveras County are impacted by smoke. Visitors with health issues or smoke sensitivity may want to reconsider visiting parks until the air quality improves. To ensure safety, the public is prohibited from entering closed areas.

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Clear Lake SP, Mount San Jacinto SP, Shasta SHP, Weaverville Joss House SHP

Update July 30: Wildfires Force Closures of Two Additional California State Parks

Monday, July 30, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks announced the closure of two additional state parks today due to wildfires in Northern California. Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park (Trinity County) and Clear Lake State Park (Lake County) are both closed until further notice. The public is advised to avoid these areas.

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