Press Release - November 7, 2018

California State Parks Foundation comments on California's Governor-Elect

Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif. –  “We know parks are essential to the health, happiness and quality of life, and believe that all people – regardless of race, age, gender and socio-economic status – should have access to them,” said Rachel Norton, executive director of the California State Parks Foundation. “We are thrilled to congratulate Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom, a leader who has demonstrated a commitment to equity issues and has recently heightened his focus on supporting the needs California’s rising generation. We look forward to working with his administration on strong, sound policies that ensure everyone in California, especially today’s youth, has access to the community, beauty and benefits that state parks offer.”

About California State Parks Foundation

California State Parks Foundation is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting, improving and advocating for all of California’s state parks. With our community of supporters, we deliver innovative solutions for an excellent parks system by facilitating park improvements, inspiring stewardship, supporting partners, advocating for sound policies and connecting people to parks. Together we ensure that the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities of our 280 state parks are available for all to enjoy now and for generations to come.  

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Bettina Sferrino

California State Parks Foundation

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