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Railtown 1897 Offers Opportunity to Meet Author of The Seamstress of Jamestown on April 25

Friday, April 17, 2015 | View PDF

Jamestown, CA – California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to offer special meet-and-greet opportunities with Barbara Hettwer, author of The Seamstress of Jamestown on Saturday, April 25, 2015, a day when steam train rides behind Sierra No.3 are also available. Hettwer will be at the Park from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to talk with visitors and sign copies of her novel that was set in historic Jamestown in the late 1800s. A work of fiction that is immersed in history, The Seamstress of Jamestown will also be available for purchase at the on-site store.

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Old Sacramento has Just the Ticket for Family Fun…

Friday, March 13, 2015 | View PDF

Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style? Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 4 & 5, 2015, with each program offering fun new twists to experience this season.  

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California State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management Seek Public Input for Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area General Plan

Monday, March 9, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host two public input meetings on the upcoming joint General Plan/Recreation Area Management Plan/California Desert Conservation Area Land Use Plan Amendment (GP/RAMP/LUPA) and Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA).

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Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World Chosen by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art

Monday, March 9, 2015 | View PDF

In a new exhibit that debuts on Friday, March 20, 2015, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2014 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. With a “Lasting Impressions” theme this year, nearly 400 modern day railroading photographs were submitted from ninety photographers located all over the world.

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Donner Memorial State Park Seeking Interested Volunteers

Monday, February 23, 2015 | View PDF

Volunteer training programs will begin on Friday April 17, 2015. At the training sessions, prospective volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with Parks staff, and learn about the various volunteer positions currently available. They will also be able to sign-up for opportunities, and receive training in the Visitors Center operations, as well as the park’s background and regional history. No previous experience is required.

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California State Parks’ Transformation Team Releases Action Plan, Launches New Website

Friday, February 6, 2015 | View PDF

The California State Parks’ Transformation Team today launched a public website and released their first Transformation Action Plan, which outlines Strategic Goals as well as thirty different priority initiatives for State Parks. The Transformation Action Plan closely follows the Parks Forward final report’s four basic themes, such as making fundamental changes to the Department, enhancing partnerships, expanding park access, and garnering stable and diversified funding.

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California State Parks Announces Transformation Team

Thursday, January 22, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks is announcing the establishment of the Transformation Team, which is composed of experienced parks staff and outside consultants, and is tasked with developing and leading State Parks in executing structural and sustainable reforms, as well as implementing many of the initiatives to be outlined in the upcoming Parks Forward final report.

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