Park Advocacy Day

16th Annual Park Advocacy Day

Empowering advocates to use their voice for state parks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Since 2004, California State Parks Foundation has hosted Park Advocacy Day to demonstrate the political strength of the parks movement and build a strong community of advocates to support park policies and legislation.

The need for strong advocates for California’s state park system continues. Use YOUR voice and join us in Sacramento on May 8, 2018 for Park Advocacy Day. Together in Sacramento, we learn how to activate our voices for parks, build relationships with elected officials and communicate a parks message to state elected officials and policy staff. This year, we will be focused on expanding access so all Californians can positively experience state parks, addressing equity barriers preventing Californian’s access to parks and striving for park excellence to ensure high-quality user experience.

The full day of activities will include hearing from legislators, park leaders and community members; advocacy trainings; meetings with legislators and more. Participation in the legislative meetings will be optional, with other trainings and activities offered. We will host training webinars leading up to Park Advocacy Day, where we will review the many issues affecting state parks, provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about these issues prior to Park Advocacy Day, and offer tools on how to be an effective advocate.

By participating in Park Advocacy Day, you’ll use your voice to send a powerful message to policymakers that California’s state parks are important places that need to be protected and that all Californians should have the opportunity to learn, visit and explore state parks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Tentative Schedule (a final schedule will be provided prior to event)
8:30am-9:00am | Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am-11:30am | Welcome Address & General Session
11:30am-1:00pm | Luncheon
1:00pm-4:00pm | Legislative Appointments at State Capitol
1:00pm-4:00pm | Activate Your Voice Sessions
4:00pm-5:00pm | Afternoon Speaker Series
5:00pm-6:00pm | Closing Session

Register to Attend Park Advocacy Day
To participate in Park Advocacy Day, advocates need to register online and pay a refundable $10 event registration fee. If you attend the event or if you unable to join the event and cancel 30 days prior, the $10 will be refunded. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the event, the $10 fee will not be refunded. If you choose, you can donate the $10 to help us stay active on urgent issues threatening public lands and parks, and supports our ongoing and active advocacy to ensure that our state parks remain protected.

All participants are also required to attend a training webinar session prior to attending Park Advocacy Day (a training schedule will be provided after registration).

Due to space and team size limitations, registration for Park Advocacy Day will be open until March 31, 2018 or until maximum event capacity is reached.

Join CSPF and park supporters from throughout California on May 8th and make your voice heard on important park issues.

For more information on Park Advocacy Day, please contact our Sacramento office at 916-442-2119 or email

California State Parks Foundation

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