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California State Parks Extends Application Deadline for Competitive Statewide Park Program

Friday, November 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks is extending the application deadline for Round 4 of the?Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program?(SPP) from Dec. 14, 2020, to March 12, 2021. For this round, there is $395.3 million in Proposition 68 competitive grant funding available to cities, counties, nonprofit organizations, local districts and joint powers authorities to create new parks and recreational opportunities. Applications must be submitted through an?online application system at parks.ca.gov/spp by the new deadline.  

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Anza-Borrego Desert SP

California State Parks, Anza-Borrego Foundation Launch New Leave No Trace Initiative for Upcoming Desert Season

Friday, November 20, 2020

Borrego Springs, Calif.—Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Anza-Borrego) and the Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF) are excited to announce a new partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics for the upcoming 2020/2021 desert season. This new partnership and the Leave No Trace Initiative will encourage and educate new and returning visitors to Anza-Borrego to care for the local desert and public lands through the “Seven Principles of Leave No Trace”, available in English and Spanish. The initiative also reminds the public on their role to slow the spread of COVID-19. With many activities limited during the pandemic, outdoor public spaces have been essential to many Californians. As a result, California State Parks and partners are expecting high visitation and increased use with the beginning of the desert season this month through March/April of next year.

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Calaveras Big Trees SP

California State Parks and CAL FIRE Plan Prescribed Burn at Calaveras Big Trees State Park: Work expected to begin Thursday, November 12, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) plan to conduct a prescribed burn Thursday, November 12, 2020, in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. This burn is part of the series of prescription burns planned for the park this year and will be dependent on weather conditions and resources.

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State Parks Announces Recommendations for $5.6 Million in Local Recreational Trail Projects

Monday, November 2, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks today announced recommendations for $5.6 million in funding for eight local non-motorized trail projects under the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Funding from this program helps improve the quality of life for the nation’s communities by providing access for all to the outdoors.

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California State Parks Graduates 42 New Rangers and 8 Lifeguards in 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calf. — In partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and before a virtual audience of family members and friends, California State Parks graduated nine cadets to park rangers in a ceremony held in October by the CDFW Academy. The new rangers will join the 33 rangers and eight lifeguards who graduated in July 2020 from State Parks’ Basic Visitor Services Training (BVST) Academy.

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Office of Historic Preservation, California State Historical Resources Commission

California State Historical Resources Commission to Consider 14 Properties for Action

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) invites the public to participate in its next commission meeting being held virtually on Friday, November 6 at 9 a.m. A total of 14 nominations will be considered by the commissioners -- 11 nominations for federal historic designation and three nominations for state historic designation.

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Oceano Dunes SVRA, Pismo SB

California State Parks Announces Phased Reopening Plan for Vehicular Use at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area and Pismo State Beach

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks today announced a three-phased reopening plan for vehicular use at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and Pismo State Beach (SB), starting Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Vehicular access to all state park units was closed in March to prevent visitation surges and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Folsom Lake SRA, Boat California

California State Parks Enacts 5 mph Limit Due to Low Water Levels at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

California State Parks is asking visitors to be cautious while enjoying Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), as low water levels have left four of the five boat ramps dry. There will also be a 5 mph maximum speed limit established for the entire lake starting this Thursday, October 22, for public safety due to hazards and the low water conditions.

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