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California’s First Maritime Heritage Trail Opens at Emerald Bay Underwater Park in Lake Tahoe

Monday, October 1, 2018

California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation are proud to debut California’s first maritime heritage underwater trail devoted to showcasing Lake Tahoe’s historic recreational watercraft and barges that now rest below the surface of Emerald Bay. Starting today, October 1, scuba divers can explore three newly revealed dive sites under Emerald Bay in addition to the Barge Dive Site established in 1998. The new Emerald Bay Maritime Heritage Trail (Emerald Bay Underwater Trail) is the first of its kind in California. 

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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.


Division of Boating and Waterways

State Announces Availability of $4.25M in Funding for Local Public Agencies to Help Keep California’s Waterways Safe and Clean

Monday, February 5, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications for the disposal of abandoned and unwanted vessels and law enforcement safety equipment. A total of $4.25M in funding from the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (AWAF) and Boating Safety/Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) grant programs is available to local public agencies statewide. Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018


Calaveras Big Trees SP

California State Parks Begins Study of Fallen, Iconic "Tunnel Tree" in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | View PDF

Marking one year since the famous Pioneer Cabin Tunnel Tree toppled, California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League and Humboldt State University today announced plans to use the fallen sequoia to study the tree’s life history and gather historic climate-related information for the surrounding area. The information will help California State Parks better manage the existing groves of redwood trees. 


Office of Historic Preservation

California State Historical Resources Commission Considers 10 Properties for Action

Friday, January 26, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider nine nominations for federal historic designation and one nomination for state designation on Friday, February 2. The Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Auditorium at the State Resources Building, located at 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento.


Kings Beach SRA, Emerald Bay SP

New Automated Pay Machines for Visitors at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Emerald Bay State Park

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | View PDF

Lake Tahoe, Calif. – California State Parks announced today that starting this Friday, January 19, 2018, visitors will be able to conveniently pay for daily use parking fees at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Emerald Bay State Park using automated pay machines. A total of five machines (four at Kings Beach and one at the Vikingsholm parking lot) will be accepting credit cards and cash.


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