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No. The California State Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is the government agency that manages, regulates and operates the state parks. CSPF is an independent non-profit membership organization with a mission to protect, enhance and advocate for our magnificent state parks.
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Since our founding in 1969, CSPF has worked to help enhance state parks with advocacy, educational programs, capital projects, competitive grants, and fundraising, all while building a vast network of park supporters.
We accomplish our mission by building a diverse membership community of passionate park advocates, raising funds to support and protect state parks and to develop programs that serve the public, advocating for adequate funding and sound stewardship policies for parks, mobilizing volunteers to work on behalf of parks, and facilitating educational programs, habitat restoration, land acquisition, and capital improvements.
For more information, please visit the CSPF Financials & Accountability page of our website.
Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To calculate the tax-deductibility of your donation, deduct the fair market value of any of the items you may have received in consideration of your contribution. You'll find the fair market value of the benefits you received listed on the acknowledgement letter we send you after you make your donation. If you choose to decline all of the benefits with a listed fair market value, then your contribution is fully tax-deductible.
Your membership card and any gift items you've selected will be mailed to you. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Discount camping reservations for CSPF members at California State Parks are managed through Reserve America. You will be prompted to enter your discount code during checkout at the Reserve America website. Your discount code can be found by logging into the CSPF website and viewing the Discounts page. The code applies to online reservations only.
Please allow 10-12 weeks for your first issue to arrive, after which you will receive the next 11 issues monthly.
The Californians Leadership Circle offers a wide range of giving levels and benefits for donors of $1,000 and above. Visit our Californians Leadership Circle page to join or renew and to see a list of benefits. For more information about the Californians Leadership Circle, please call our Development Department at 415-262-4408.
No, not as of June 1, 2016. Here's why:
The price CSPF pays for state park passes tripled last year, so we could no longer afford to include complimentary passes with your member benefits. Instead, we began offering discounted park passes for sale through an online store. It seemed like a good solution, but it didn’t quite work.
We repeatedly heard from members that the system for buying discounted park passes was too complex and confusing. We also heard that many people would prefer we spend less of their membership donation on benefits and put more of their donation to work protecting the state parks we all love.
That’s why we introduced a new, simpler membership program on June 1, 2016.
There are two major changes that took effect in June under the new CSPF Membership Program:
For those who received 2016 membership renewal notices prior to the change on June 1, 2016 here are few things to know:
Park passes can be purchased directly through the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Order your pass online at www.parks.ca.gov or call (800) 777-0369. Please note that this purchase is totally separate from a membership contribution to the California State Parks Foundation.
Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced and no refunds can be issued.
We cultivate stewardship of state parks by hosting and funding a range of volunteer and educational programs aimed to support state parks.
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Financials and Accountability
Find out more about our financial health; accountability and transparency about our policies, financial profile, and strategic direction.