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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles


News Release


For Immediate Release: 12/9/2016

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California State Parks Seeks Public Comment on Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Program

Contact:

Greg Imura    

Greg.Imura@parks.ca.gov

(916) 651-5691

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Park’s Office of Grants and Local Services is preparing guidelines to award up to $10 million in competitive grants through the Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Program. Grants will fund development of outdoor facilities in a natural setting, such as signs, kiosks, nature trails, campfire centers and outdoor classrooms.

The program’s draft application guide will be available for public comment from Dec. 9, 2016 through Jan. 27, 2017 at www.parks.ca.gov/grants. Four public hearings will be held throughout California during the public comment period. Potential applicants and interested parties are encouraged to attend a public meeting where comments will be taken on the draft application guide.

Below is a list of the public meetings:

Oakland

Thursday, January 5

9:30 a.m.

 

Golden Gate Recreation Center

Multipurpose Room

1075 62nd Street, Oakland

Dana Point

Tuesday, January 10

9:30 a.m.

 

Ocean Institute

Surf Science Deck

24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point

Burbank

Wednesday, January 11

9:30 a.m.

 

Stough Canyon Nature Center

2300 Walnut Avenue, Burbank

Sacramento

Wednesday, January 18

9:30 a.m.

 

Effie Yeaw Nature Center

2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael

 The final application guide will contain application and grant guidelines that eligible applicants will use to apply for the program. The guide is expected to be released in spring 2017. Applications due in summer 2017. Local agencies, recreation districts and community-based organizations are eligible to apply.

The purpose of the public meetings is to accept public comment on the draft grant guidelines for the implementation of the California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002 as set forth in §5096.600 through §5096.683 of the Public Resources Code.

For more information on the Office of Grants and Local Services, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/grants or connect with them on Facebook at Facebook.com/caparksgrants.

 




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California State Parks Mission

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.