SAN FRANCISCO — Volunteers are needed at select California state parks on Saturday, April 22, 2017, for the 19th Annual California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
This statewide Earth Day event is a great opportunity for Californians to do something meaningful for their communities and the planet by helping improve their local state parks. Due to a history of underfunding by the state, the parks system faces a $1 billion backlog of overdue maintenance projects as well as reduced staffing and programs.
Businesses and individuals are needed to actively participate with their communities to help steward and care for California’s treasured state parks. Trail and road repair, campground improvements, fence and boardwalk building, tree planting, and wildlife habitat restoration are just some of the projects planned for Earth Day.
This annual event is made possible by the generous support of our program sponsors including PG&E, The Nature Conservancy, Target, Oracle, Union Bank and Intel, contributions from our refreshment providers Peet's Coffee and Subway Restaurants, and dedicated CSPF members and volunteers.
Since its inception in 1998, CSPF’s Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup program has resulted in 83,785 participants contributing more than 334,301 volunteer hours worth nearly $6.6 million in park maintenance and improvements. Additionally, nearly $5 million has been raised through the Earth Day program to benefit state parks and the millions of Californians who rely on them for recreation, education, and inspiration.
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Visit calparks.org/earthday for a complete list of volunteer sites and times.
Individuals, groups or businesses interested in volunteering for the Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup should register at calparks.org/earthday or call (415) 262-4400