Tuesday, May 6, 2014
CSPF will be in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 6 for our 12th Annual Park Advocacy Day.
During Park Advocacy Day, park users, volunteers and supporters will gather at the Capitol to meet with legislators and bring awareness to issues important to the future of California's 280 state parks. These meetings have a lasting impact on legislators' as they make important decisions about state park protection and the funding of state parks.
Participating in Park Advocacy Day is a great way to get involved with your local government. As a participant, you will spend a day at the Capitol in Sacramento. You will spend the day with other park advocates, attend a morning briefing session, attend speaker presentations, and go on small group lobby visits to legislators' offices.
To prepare for participation in Park Advocacy Day, you will need to:
- Register online and pay a $20 refundable event registration fee. The event fee covers materials supplied by CSPF for all registrants and expenses related to preparing participants for the event. Following the event, CSPF will reimburse the event fee for all participants who attend. Registrants who fail to cancel before the March 17 registration deadline and who do not attend Park Advocacy Day will forfeit their $20 event fee.
- Attend a one-hour webinar prior to attending Park Advocacy Day. A training calendar will be provided to all registrants offering several dates and times to choose from in order to complete the training.
Park Advocacy Day 2014 Schedule*
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Registration & light continental breakfast - Sheraton Hotel
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Welcome Address & General Session - Sheraton Hotel
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - State Parks Are Great Places Expo - Capitol
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Team Legislative Appointments - Capitol
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Afternoon Speaker Series & Event Wrap Up - Sheraton Hotel
*Schedule subject to change.
Park Advocacy Day 2014 will feature a slightly different schedule than we have used in previous years. One of the changes that we are very excited to rollout this year is our expo on the lawn of the Capitol where we will showcase some of the reasons why California’s state parks are great places.
Because of our expo, we will be offering participants the option during registration to opt out of lobby visits. If you choose to opt out of lobby visits, you WILL NOT be assigned to a team and will not be provided a schedule of legislative appointments for the day. Instead, you will only participate in the general session, expo and the afternoon speaker series.
Due to space and team size limitations, registration for Park Advocacy Day will be open until March 17, 2014, or until maximum event and/or team capacity is reached.
For more information on Park Advocacy Day, please contact our Sacramento office at (916) 442-2119 or email Advocacy@calparks.org