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Division of Boating and Waterways

Division of Boating and Waterways Offers $1.6 Million in Grants to Enhance Recreational Boating Safety Education

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from organizations that teach on-the-water boating safety education to the public. A total of $1.6 million in grants is available to local public agencies, nonprofit organizations and colleges/universities operating within California for Aquatic Center Education Program grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at noon.

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California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Awards $29.4 Million in Grants for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation in California

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division has announced the final awards for the 2022 Grants and Cooperative Agreements program (Grants program). One hundred local and federal agencies, districts, and nonprofit organizations were awarded funding for their off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation activities. These grants help maintain trails for OHV recreation and/or for motorized access to non-motorized recreation, educate the public on responsible OHV recreation, protect wildlife and property including natural and cultural resources, and restore/repair habitat damaged from illegal or legal OHV use.

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California State Parks Awards $46 Million in Grants to Increase Recreational Opportunities

Monday, August 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks today announced a $46.2 million investment to build healthier communities by creating and improving recreational facilities in 25 local parks. Funded by Proposition 68 through the Rural Recreation and Tourism and Regional Park Programs, the grants awarded will be used to enhance outdoor recreational facilities such as trails, campgrounds, multisports fields, skate and bike parks, and picnic areas.  

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Grants

Friday, August 19, 2022

California State Parks is now accepting applications from public entities to provide outdoor recreational experiences to their communities through the federal Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP). In the sixth phase of this competitive grant program, a total of $192 million is available nationwide for communities with limited or no access to publicly available, close-by, outdoor recreation opportunities.

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California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eight Properties for Action

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider six nominations for federal historic designation and two nominations for state historic designation on Friday, August 5. The Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the California Natural Resources Agency building in Sacramento and will also be streamed on CAL-SPAN.

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State Parks to Temporarily Close Campgrounds at Portola Redwoods State Park Due to Drought

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

California State Parks today announced the temporary closure of campground facilities at Portola Redwoods State Park due to lower water flows in Peters Creek, the park’s primary water source. Effective FridayAug. 5, 2022, the campground facilities will be closed for the remainder of the camping season (including reservation, group, and drop-in sites). Affected reservation holders will be contacted by the state’s reservation system – ReserveCalifornia – via email and provided with a refund.

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