Press Release - January 31, 2017

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT 41 CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS STATEWIDE APRIL 22 FOR EARTH DAY RESTORATION AND CLEANUP EVENT

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.

WHEN:

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Visit calparks.org/earthday for a complete list of volunteer sites and times.

TO VOLUNTEER:

Individuals, groups or businesses interested in volunteering for the Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup should register at calparks.org/earthday or call (415) 262-4400

PROJECT SITES

  • Angel Island State Park
  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park
  • Asilomar State Beach
  • Auburn State Recreation Area
  • Benicia State Recreation Area
  • California Citrus State Historic Park
  • Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
  • Carlsbad State Beach
  • Carmel River State Beach
  • Castle Rock State Park
  • China Camp State Park
  • Coast Dairies State Park at Panther Beach
  • Crystal Cove State Park
  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
  • Doheny State Beach
  • Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
  • Grover Hot Springs State Park
  • Half Moon Bay State Beach
  • Henry Coe State Park
  • Huntington State Beach
  • Lake Perris State Recreation Area
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach
  • Malibu Creek State Park
  • McConnell State Recreation Area
  • Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
  • Montaña de Oro State Park
  • Mt. Diablo State Park
  • Natural Bridges State Beach
  • Portola Redwoods State Park
  • Rio de Los Angeles State Park
  • San Clemente State Beach
  • San Elijo State Beach
  • San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
  • Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
  • Sonoma Coast State Park
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Beach
  • Trinidad State Beach
  • Twin Lakes State Beach, Seabright Cove

Contact

Christina Mueller
cmw@christinamueller.com

California State Parks Foundation

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