State Parks

Dedicated Funds for State Parks: Designing the Right Approach

States need to start thinking outside the box and looking at a package of reforms to save their state parks.

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Public Support May Save Some California State Parks

The saga of California’s troubled state park system will reach a sad milestone on June 30 2012, when the California Department of Parks and Recreation will close a significant proportion of the 70 state parks on its closure list. There is some good news, though: Led by the California State Parks Foundation and with support of a host of local, regional, and state non-profit groups, many organizations, businesses, and individual donors have stepped up to offer funding, volunteer support, and sweat equity to save the parks.

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