Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 10 am and 1 pm Find out what’s growing and blooming in the Waddell Valley on this approximately 1 mile hike, 1.5 hour guided walk with docent naturalist Ann Garside. She wi ... ... Read More
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In 2014, California State Parks turns 150 years old!
California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.