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California State Parks Now Accepting Applications for Ranger and Lifeguard Cadet Academy

Monday, April 22, 2019

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Boat California, Division of Boating and Waterways

Division of Boating and Waterways Launches National Safe Boating Week (May 18 – 24): Wearing Life Jackets is the Best Way to Survive an Emergency

Friday, May 17, 2019 | View PDF

With the official kickoff of the boating season approaching this coming Memorial Day weekend, the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is reminding water enthusiasts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during National Safe Boating Week and throughout the year. DBW advises boaters to always check the water conditions­­––whether it’s the California coast or inland rivers and lakes––and their safety equipment, and always wear a life jacket.


Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point SP, Emerald Bay SP, D. L. Bliss SP, Kings Beach SRA, Washoe Meadows SP, Tahoe SRA, Burton Creek SP, Lake Valley SRA

Keep Tahoe Bears Wild! Agencies Remind Public to Practice Proper Food Storage, Trash Disposal in Bear Country

Friday, May 17, 2019 | View PDF

Lake Tahoe natural resource and law enforcement agencies remind residents and visitors to practice proper food storage and trash disposal at all times while in bear country. Intentional or unintentional feeding of bears can result in unwanted bear behaviors, increased human-bear conflicts, and public safety issues, as well as fines and possible jail time for violators. Each year law enforcement and state wildlife officers respond to hundreds of calls in which bears may pose a public safety threat or are damaging property. In some cases, the bear must be euthanized. Become part of the solution and help us Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!    


Huntington SB

Saturday’s Music Festival at Huntington State Beach Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

Friday, May 10, 2019 | View PDF

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — California State Parks today announced that “The Like Totally Music Festival” scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, May 11, at Huntington State Beach has been cancelled. The production company did not provide adequate safety documentation for the main stage, as required by California State Parks and the Office of the State Fire Marshal. 


Lake Oroville SRA

Oroville’s Thermalito Diversion Pool and Brad Freeman Trail Reopening to Public

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | View PDF

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California State Parks today announced that the Thermalito Diversion Pool Day Use Area, located along Burma Road, will reopen to the public on Friday, May 3. This will also provide access to a two-mile section of the Brad Freeman Trail along the north shore of the Diversion Pool. Access to these sections of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area will be available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. 


Office of Historic Preservation

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Nine Properties for Action

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider eight nominations for federal historic designation and one nomination for state historic designation on Wednesday, May 8. The Commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Plaza Ballroom at the Hilton Palm Springs, located at 400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.


Division of Boating and Waterways

Quagga & Zebra Mussel Prevention Grant Period Opens - $3.75 Million in Funding Available for Uninfested California Water Bodies

Friday, March 29, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is encouraging public agencies to apply for grants to prevent the spread of quagga and zebra mussels in California’s waterways. A total of $3.75 million in funding from the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program (QZ Grant Program) is available for eligible applicants. Applications will be accepted from April 2, 2019 through May 10, 2019 by 5 p.m. 


Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Remains Temporarily Closed Due to Recent Storm Damage

Friday, March 22, 2019 | View PDF

California State Parks is reminding the public that Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park remains closed due to extensive damage caused by recent storms. The popular park has been closed since early February when heavy rains and high winds pummeled the Big Sur area. The restroom facilities and visitor welcome station at the park were severely damaged and need to be repaired. The closure means there is no access to the Waterfall Overlook Trail which leads to the iconic McWay Falls. 


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