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Two More State Parks Reprieved From Closure

June 8, 2012 | 10:50 am

Two More State Parks Reprieved From Closure

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In case it flew past you, two more historic state parks have been saved from “The List” of those slated to close July 1st: Los Encinos and Santa Susanna. Both are in Los Angeles County. Both were saved (at least for one more year) by grants from the California State Parks Foundation. In the press […]

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State Parks’ Closure List Whittled Down Again: Grizzly Creek Redwoods Park Saved For a Year

May 23, 2012 | 10:53 am

State Parks’ Closure List Whittled Down Again: Grizzly Creek Redwoods Park Saved For a Year

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The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has voted to take on Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, which was slated for closure, for at least one year. The Times-Standard reports the county’s public works department has a plan to operate the park in partnership with the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Save the […]

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List of State Park Closures Shrinks to Around 50

May 18, 2012 | 12:05 pm

List of State Park Closures Shrinks to Around 50

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Come July 1st, more than 50 state parks are slated to close until further notice … That’s a fair drop from the Original 70, but if non-profits are scrambling to ink deals with the state to shrink the list further, they don’t have much time left. This week, the Hendy Woods Community and Save the […]

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As Deadline Nears, Lawmakers Introduce Plan to Save Calif. Parks

May 9, 2012 | 11:01 am

As Deadline Nears, Lawmakers Introduce Plan to Save Calif. Parks

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Two state lawmakers unveiled a plan today they say would save at least 50 California parks from closing this summer. Democratic Senators Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) and Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) say they want to shift as much as $40 million to state parks out of funds that pay for road maintenance, septic system repairs […]

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California Parks Department Increases Annual Pass Fees

April 12, 2012 | 2:33 pm

California Parks Department Increases Annual Pass Fees

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California’s park system is raising prices on annual day-use passes to prevent further service cuts, says state parks spokesman Roy Stearns. On May 1 the following passes will increase: Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass, from $125 to $195 Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Pass, from $90 to $125 Boat Use Pass (Sticker), from $75 to […]

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Calif. Announces Closure of 70 State Parks, See Where They Are

May 13, 2011 | 12:35 pm

Calif. Announces Closure of 70 State Parks, See Where They Are

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At a noontime press conference today, the California State Parks announced its long-anticipated plans to close 70 of its 278 parks “due to budget cuts.” The department stated in a press release: The closures are necessary to achieve an $11 million reduction in the next fiscal year 2011/12, and $22 million in the following fiscal […]

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