The scramble to keep California State Parks open

Post date: May 23, 2012 1:44:18 AM

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photo by Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times

21 May 2012

Lawmakers push new plan to rescue California parks

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers gathered on Monday to push a new plan to save dozens of California parks slated for closure this year. The plan is the second effort announced this month to provide life-saving funding for state parks. [Read more...]

18 May 2012

Fifteen California Parks Saved By Massive Donation

When the California Department of Parks and Recreation announced last year that a full quarter of the state's parks would be shutting down due to budget cuts, it sparked a massive popular outcry.

Now, only weeks before parks around the state are scheduled to close their gates, a private, nonprofit foundation has announced a wide-ranging series of grants that would keep 15 of those parks open for at least a year. [Read more...]

09 May 2012

California State Parks Closure May Be Averted By New Legislation

With only weeks to go before a full quarter of California state parks are scheduled to shut their gates due to budget cuts, a pair of Golden State legislators have proposed a last ditch plan to keep the spaces open. [Read more...]