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California State Parks Invites Visitors to Recreate Safely and Responsibly in 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Boat California, Division of Boating and Waterways

PG&E and Division of Boating and Waterways Warn of Cold Water Hazards during Spring Snowmelt

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California’s Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourage water enthusiasts to take extra precautions this spring when in or near rivers. These relatively full waterways will continue to rise as snow melts and will be dangerously cold. Simple actions such as knowing the water (is it too cold or swift), knowing your limits, wearing a life jacket or simply not entering the water when conditions are deemed unsafe can save a life.

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Help save a bear! Agencies remind public to practice proper food storage, trash disposal in bear country

Monday, May 21, 2018 | View PDF

Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.  – Lake Tahoe 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 the bear being killed, fines and/or jail time for violators.  Every year law enforcement and state wildlife officers respond to hundreds of calls in which bears may pose a public safety threat and/or are damaging property.  In some cases, the animals are euthanized.  Become part of the solution and help us save our Tahoe bears!   

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State Indian Museum SHP

State Indian Museum Presents 41st Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” on June 2

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California State Parks and the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation are proud to honor and celebrate California’s Native Elders with the 41st Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders”. With complimentary admission to the event and museum, the community is invited to celebrate this special day and be surrounded by these keepers of the traditions who travel from all over California. The event is taking place Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Indian Museum, 2618 K Street in Sacramento.

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Division of Boating and Waterways

State Urges Boaters to Focus on Safety in 2018: Life jacket wear and boater education top prevention tools (National Safe Boating Week May 19-25)

Monday, May 14, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) urges recreational boaters and water enthusiasts to take the necessary precautions this summer, starting with life jacket wear and boating education, to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. In the last five-year tracking period, three out of four California boaters involved in fatal accidents were not wearing a life jacket and very few had taken a boating safety course.

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Office of Historic Preservation

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider 15 Properties for Action

Friday, May 11, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider fourteen nominations for federal historic designation and one relocation of a federally listed property on Thursday, May 17. The Commission meeting will be held at 1 p.m. in the Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, located at 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Lake Oroville SRA

DWR and California State Parks Offer Free Day Use and Boat Launching at Lake Oroville SRA on Select Days This Summer

Friday, May 11, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California State Parks today announced free day use and boat launching at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area on select days each month this summer. Fees for these activities will be waived to all visitors on the following days: May 17-18, June 7-8, July 5-6, August 2-3 and September 6-7.

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California State Parks Announces $10M for Local Park Projects

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks today announced the selection of 39 local park projects that will receive grants totaling $10 million from the California Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program. This one-time competitive program, funded by the 2002 Resources Bond Act (Proposition 40), provides assistance to local agencies and community-based organizations for the development of outdoor environmental education facilities.

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Kings Beach SRA

Kings Beach State Recreation Area General Plan Released for Public Comment

Monday, May 7, 2018 | View PDF

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) seek public input on the future of Kings Beach State Recreation Area (Kings Beach SRA). Over the next 20 years, the public entities would like to add new facilities such as an outdoor event stage, lakeside promenade and small administration building. There is also a proposal to relocate the pier, playground, picnic areas and basketball court, and modify the restrooms and parking areas. The current boat ramp would be replaced with a smaller, non-motorized lake access point. The deadline to submit feedback on the proposed project is June 29, 2018.

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