Empowering advocates to use their voice for state parks.
Thank you to everyone who used their voice this park advocacy day.Click here to read a recap of the highlights from Park Advocacy Day on our blog.
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. On May 8, 2018, we learned 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 used our voices 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.
Thank you to people across the state who sent their voices to say what Our Parks, Our Future means to them. Our Parks, Our Future embodies the belief that youth, now and for generations to come, hold within them the future of our California state parks. We believe in the transformative power of experiences in parks – that if youth are exposed to state parks, engaged in meaningful outdoor experiences and empowered to use their voices, they will become the next generation of committed park stewards.
#ourparksourfuture on Instagramand Twitter to tell us @calparks why you advocate for Our Parks, Our Future. Your messages will be available for Park Advocacy Day attendees to fuel their advocacy for all people who are denied access to state parks.
For more information on Park Advocacy Day, please contact our Sacramento office at 916-442-2119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We cultivate stewardship of state parks by hosting and funding a range of volunteer and educational programs aimed to support state parks.
We give direct support to state parks by offering a series of competitive grants to state park units, qualified nonprofits, government entities, and partners of state parks.
We serve as the independent voice for state parks by advocating for sound policies for state parks, including deferred maintenance support and adequate funding for parks.