PAD 2012
Tell policymakers why state parks should be defended!

On March 20, over 150 park advocates from throughout California will gather in Sacramento for CSPF’s 10th Annual Park Advocacy Day – urging California’s policymakers to keep state parks open, protected and well-funded.

Registration is closed for Park Advocacy Day 2012, but you can still help make difference at the Capitol! Between now and Park Advocacy Day, we want you to tell policymakers state parks should be defended from park closures and service reductions.

Park advocates will deliver your pictures and messages to policymakers during on Park Advocacy Day. Your pictures and messages may also be used as part of an outdoor display in front of the State Capitol, and posted as part of our online gallery.

Please take a few moments to be part of this campaign and tell policymakers why state parks should be defended! Participation is fun and easy - we've boiled it down to three easy steps!

  1. Tell us why you are defending your state parks. For many of us, California’s state parks are special places that hold significant meaning- and precious memories. State parks protect important places, plants and animals and provide countless recreational opportunities. Your message should be 300 words or less.
  2. Upload a Picture Upload a picture that corresponds with your message. You can share a picture of your favorite spot at a state park, a favorite memory at a state park…. be creative! Your photo and comment will be accessible by the public.
  3. Share with friends! Let your friends know about this unique opportunity to make an impact at Park Advocacy Day!

If you have any questions about participating in this campaign, please contact