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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

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For Immediate Release: 2/6/2018

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Office of Historic Preservations Accepting Nominations for Governor’s 2018 Historic Preservation Awards

Contact: Jorge Moreno I Information Officer I (916) 653-1986

Sacramento, Calif. — California State Parks today announced that the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is April 16, 2018.

Established in 1986, the Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Program recognizes the innovation, creativity and dedication that are at the heart of the efforts to preserve California’s richly diverse heritage. One of the 2017 award recipients was a book called “La Neighbor: A Settlement House in Logan Heights” that documented and preserved the history and contributions of the Mexican American community of Logan Heights in San Diego.

OHP welcomes nominations for projects, groups or individuals demonstrating excellence in historic preservation in California. Nominees can include resource restoration and preservation; civic efforts to preserve, interpret and educate about community history; and companies and public agencies that have exceeded expectations and contractual obligations in preserving the heritage of California. Individuals whose passion for preservation has made a difference and saved numerous cultural, historical and archaeological treasures may also be nominated. An independent jury will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Governor for approval. The awards will be presented in November 2018 in Sacramento.

For more information about this awards program, including this year’s nomination forms, visit www.ohp.parks.ca.gov/governorsawards or contact Diane Barclay, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, at (916) 445-7026 or diane.barclay@parks.ca.gov. More information about the Office of Historic Preservation is available at www.ohp.parks.ca.gov.

Office of Historic Preservation

Administers federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration and protection of California’s irreplaceable resources. Learn more at www.ohp.parks.ca.gov




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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.