Over 85 million people a year visit our amazing parks system and with such high visitation comes necessary maintenance, repairs, and improvements in order to protect and restore these natural and cultural resources.
Wetlands restoration at Candlestick Point SRA will help restore essential wildlife habitat, improve water quality, and prevent erosion along the shoreline—an area of the bay where tidal wetlands have been most impacted and suffered the greatest loss due to urbanization.
Saving Pigeon Point Lighthouse
The California State Parks Foundation is currently working to raise the significant public and private funding needed to complete a restoration project of the entire lighthouse.
CSPF is working to help restore and preserve Vikingsholm to ensure that more than 40,000 visitors annually will continue to enjoy one of our country’ most historic and architecturally significant buildings. Currently, we hope to help restore the exterior dragon fascia.
CSPF’s Park Champions Program holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. This program was created in response to the budget cuts that California state parks have faced over the past few years. In partnership with California Department of Parks and Recreation, Park Champions provides consistent, sustainable volunteer support in the areas of park maintenance and beautification.
Earth Day is a great opportunity to come out to state parks and lend a hand with projects and programs that help improve our parks. For 17 years, CSPF has responded to the needs of state parks with highly impactful and successful Earth Day programs. The next Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Click here for more information and to register to volunteer.