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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Hearst San Simeon SHM

Hearst Castle Visitor Center to Install Solar Canopy in Parking Lot

Monday, April 23, 2018 | View PDF

SAN SIMEON, Calif. — California State Parks announced today a project to install a 85,000 square foot photo voltaic canopy (solar panel array) over the visitor center’s parking lot below the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument. This project, which will begin on Tuesday, April 24, represents the department’s commitment to protect the environment and fight climate change.


Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service and California State Parks Unite to Bring Back Ancient Redwood Forest on the North Coast of California

Monday, April 16, 2018 | View PDF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  – Save the Redwoods League (League), the National Park Service (NPS) and California State Parks (State Parks) today announced a new commitment to heal previously-harvested redwood forests through a collaboration known as Redwoods Rising. One of the goals in the coming decades is to bring back stands of towering coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) on 40,000 acres of public lands in Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). Redwoods Rising creates an unprecedented level of collaboration between these three organizations to restore the redwood forests and ensure the parks’ entire 120,000 acres exist as a connected forest ecosystem and a thriving landscape that supports and protects the natural and cultural treasures found there.


Division of Boating and Waterways

Free Oil Spill Response Communication Seminars for Marinas and Yacht Club Operators

Monday, April 9, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways invites marinas and yacht club operators to attend two free seminars, one in the Bay Area and one in the Delta, to learn about proper communication techniques when responding to an oil spill. These techniques will prepare them in the event of an actual incident. The seminars are set for May 8, 2018 in Vallejo and May 17, 2018 in McClellan.


Division of Boating and Waterways

State Invites Water Enthusiasts to Attend Free Workshops on How to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Monday, March 5, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) in conjunction with partners invites the public to learn how to prevent the further spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in California’s waterways. Several workshops will be held in Northern California starting in early April to help the public learn about the effects AIS can have on the economy and the environment, how to recognize AIS in their region, and how to take action to prevent it from spreading. Workshops are free, but spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.


California Boating and Waterways Commission, Division of Boating and Waterways

Boating and Waterways Begins Control Activities in the Delta for Aquatic Invasive Plants

Friday, March 2, 2018 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) announced today its plans for this year’s control efforts for aquatic invasive plants in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). Starting March 5, DBW will be controlling water hyacinth, American spongeplant and Uruguay water primrose along waterways entering the Stockton Deep Water Channel via mechanical harvesting. The use of herbicides will start on Monday, March 12 for the following aquatic invasive plants: water hyacinth, Egeria densa, South American spongeplant, Uruguay water primrose, curly-leaf pondweed, Eurasian watermilfoil, fanwort and coontail. Treatment start dates may change depending on weather conditions and plant growth/movement.


Anza-Borrego Desert SP

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Wildflower Bloom Expected to be Limited This Spring

Friday, February 23, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif., - California State Parks announced today that this year’s wildflower bloom at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park(Anza-Borrego)is expected to be limited. This year’s winter storms have brought less than an inch of rainfall compared to last year’s 6.6 inches that brought the spectacular wildflower bloom. The unique combination of sun, rain, temperature and wind define the stage for the springtime arrival of wildflowers. Last year, thousands visited Anza-Borrego to view the most dramatic bloom seen in nearly 20 years.


Division of Boating and Waterways

Help Keep California’s Waterways Healthy and Clean by Becoming a Dockwalker

Friday, February 9, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) invites the public to become volunteers in California’s Dockwalker Program. Dockwalkers help raise awareness about important boating practices related to oil, fuel, sewage, trash, and marine debris through the distribution of educational material (boater kits) at marinas, boat launch ramps and boating events. The free trainings are set to begin later this month, February 24. Pre-registration is required. Participation in the program, including the training sessions qualify as community service.


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