Thousands of volunteers came out to 27 state parks on Saturday, April 16 to work on much-needed projects that help improve our parks for our 18th annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup presented by PG&E. This year, thanks to the support of our sponsors and media partners, we have provided nearly $2 million in grants for much-needed maintenance and improvement projects at 27 locations statewide. These projects include campfire center improvements, habitat restoration, native garden conservation, fence building, trail maintenance and beach cleanup. With only a modest increase in state budget funding for our parks, volunteers and public/private sector donors are as important as ever to help keep our natural resources intact for all to visit and enjoy.
Over the past 17 years 81,670 participants have built bridges, split rail fences and boardwalks, conducted river, lake and beach cleanups, restored trails and habitats with native plants, and installed recycling bins and irrigation systems.
Earth Day 2016 provides an opportunity for all of us to do something meaningful for our planet and our communities. We encourage you to join us on this important occasion, to do your part to restore and care for the places where we live, work, and play for this and future generations.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions of the following sponsors. Without their support this event would not be possible:
Presenting Sponsor Pacific Gas and Electric Company Associate Sponsors Subway | Edison International | Oracle Grant Providers Microsoft | Southern California Gas Company | Goldman Sachs | The Nature Conservancy Refreshment Providers Lundberg Family Farms | Nature’s Path | Peet’s Coffee and Tea | Subway | Chipotle Media Partners Auburn Journal | Chino Hills Champion | Coast 101.3 FM | Folsom Telegraph | Half Moon Bay Review | iheartmedia Fresno: KSOF-FM | KSTT-FM | iheartmedia SF | KHITS | KTVU-TV Channel 2 | Marin Independent Journal | Picket Fence Media | San Luis Obispo Tribune | Santa Barbara News Press | Santa Cruz Sentinel | World Journal
The California State Parks Foundation gratefully acknowledges the time, expertise and support of our Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Erika Pringsheim-Moore and Christina Mueller for their sponsorship marketing and public relations contributions.