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California’s First Maritime Heritage Trail Opens at Emerald Bay Underwater Park in Lake Tahoe

Monday, October 1, 2018

California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation are proud to debut California’s first maritime heritage underwater trail devoted to showcasing Lake Tahoe’s historic recreational watercraft and barges that now rest below the surface of Emerald Bay. Starting today, October 1, scuba divers can explore three newly revealed dive sites under Emerald Bay in addition to the Barge Dive Site established in 1998. The new Emerald Bay Maritime Heritage Trail (Emerald Bay Underwater Trail) is the first of its kind in California. 

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California State Parks Announces a Ferry Service Concession Opportunity for Angel Island State Park

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | View PDF

TIBURON, Calif. – California State Parks today announced it is accepting proposals for a 20-year operation contract of a ferry service from the city of Tiburon to Angel Island State Park. The winning bid will equip, operate and maintain a ferry service to safely carry and retrieve park visitors traveling to/from the island. Deadline to submit proposals is Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by 2 p.m.

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Live the Parks Life in the Nation’s Largest State Park System

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks recently launched a new recruitment effort encouraging people to “Live the Parks Life” and experience the adventure, excitement and beauty by working within the nation’s largest state park system. Job opportunities are available statewide in the fields of interpretation and education, recreation, law enforcement, cultural or natural resources, administration, operations or facility maintenance.

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California State Parks Invites Visitors to Recreate Safely and Responsibly in 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks invites new or avid outdoor enthusiasts to invent their adventures this year within the nation’s largest state park system. The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busiest time of the year for the 280 state parks, drawing large crowds of visitors. Whether they plan on biking, hiking, surfing, recreating on a boat or off-highway vehicle, exploring the desert or redwoods, or simply enjoying time with friends and family, it is important for them to plan ahead and learn about the parks they are visiting.

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PG&E and Division of Boating and Waterways Warn of Cold Water Hazards during Spring Snowmelt

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. California’s Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourage water enthusiasts to take extra precautions this spring when in or near rivers. These relatively full waterways will continue to rise as snow melts and will be dangerously cold. Simple actions such as knowing the water (is it too cold or swift), knowing your limits, wearing a life jacket or simply not entering the water when conditions are deemed unsafe can save a life.

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Help save a bear! Agencies remind public to practice proper food storage, trash disposal in bear country

Monday, May 21, 2018 | View PDF

Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.  – Lake Tahoe 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 the bear being killed, fines and/or jail time for violators.  Every year law enforcement and state wildlife officers respond to hundreds of calls in which bears may pose a public safety threat and/or are damaging property.  In some cases, the animals are euthanized.  Become part of the solution and help us save our Tahoe bears!   

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State Indian Museum Presents 41st Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” on June 2

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California State Parks and the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation are proud to honor and celebrate California’s Native Elders with the 41st Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders”. With complimentary admission to the event and museum, the community is invited to celebrate this special day and be surrounded by these keepers of the traditions who travel from all over California. The event is taking place Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Indian Museum, 2618 K Street in Sacramento.

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Division of Boating and Waterways

State Urges Boaters to Focus on Safety in 2018: Life jacket wear and boater education top prevention tools (National Safe Boating Week May 19-25)

Monday, May 14, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) urges recreational boaters and water enthusiasts to take the necessary precautions this summer, starting with life jacket wear and boating education, to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. In the last five-year tracking period, three out of four California boaters involved in fatal accidents were not wearing a life jacket and very few had taken a boating safety course.

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