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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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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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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.

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