In partnership with three Los Angeles area state parks, California State University, Northridge is piloting a program to help college students and community members become state park stewards and advocates. The program provides monthly recreational activities, trainings, interpretive walks, and volunteer service to encourage enjoyment of California’s outdoor treasures.

“The Recreation & Tourism Management Department at CSUN is very grateful for CSPF’s support of Re/Connecting People with Parks – a project designed to get students out of the classroom, into our parks, and interacting with our community. Our participants will kayak and paddleboard in Castaic Lake State Recreation Area; hike and learn to be docents in Placerita Canyon and Topanga Canyon State Parks; and volunteer in all three. The project would not be possible at this time without CSPF funding and we are excited about this opportunity.”
— Mechelle Best, Chair, CSUN Recreation & Tourism Management Department

California State Parks Foundation

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