California State Parks supporters/trail hikers: important event happening tomorrow, March 20, in our state capitol. It’s the…
Tenth Annual Park Advocacy Day
Advocates to Highlight Efforts to Defend State Parks, Feature Problems Already Happening in Parks Slated for Closure
California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) and more than 180 park advocates from across the state who have traveled to Sacramento for the Tenth Annual Park Advocacy Day
A display lining the pedestrian walkway on the North Steps of the Capitol to bring attention to park closures, efforts to keep parks open, and the need to defend state parks, as part of CSPF’s “Defend What’s Yours” Campaign
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Display will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The State Capitol (North Steps – L Street side)
On Tuesday, March 20, the California State Parks Foundation will sponsor the Tenth Annual Park Advocacy Day. More than 180 participants from across the state will converge at the Capitol to lobby policymakers on critical issues facing the state park system, including park protection, funding and closures.
The display will feature 13 over-sized posters (5 ft x 3 ft each) with:
- photos and stories from Californians participating in the “Defend What’s Yours” campaign,
- photos and facts about thefts and vandalism happening in state parks,
- photos and facts about parks that have received reprieves from closure, and
- a large-scale map of California noting the 70 parks slated for closure by July 1.
An interactive portion of the display will also be available for photo opportunities for members of the public, Legislators, Capitol staff, and others to declare why they believe state parks need defending.
With its 130,000 members, the California State Parks Foundation is the only independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California’s magnificent state parks. For more information about California’s state parks, visit calparks.org.