10 Resolutions CSPF can help you keep



Former photo of the month © Katie Eskridge[/caption] What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2018? Whatever you resolve to do to make your year, life or community better next year, here are some ways the California State Parks Foundation can help you meet and keep some of the most common resolutions.   “Enjoy life to the fullest” Living life to its fullest means different things to each of us, but we’d bet that visiting a state park doesn’t hurt. Get out to a state park and make 2018 a better, fuller year. You can download our free activities guide for ideas for enjoying some of our 280 state parks. “Stay fit and healthy” If being fit and healthy for you means a workout, how about a workout that helps keep our parks fit and healthy, too? Volunteering with our Park Champions program can get your heart rate going if you’re up for it! “Spend more time with family and friends” Taking care of the planet and our state parks while taking care to connect with family and friends. Our 20th annual Earth Day of service on Saturday, April 21, 2018, offers several family-friendly sites for gathering the kids or coordinating your friends to spend quality time together volunteering.  “Learn something new” Subscribe to our E-News for monthly updates on our work in state parks, and the easiest way to learn something new with CSPF! Plus, follow us on social media for even more things to learn. “Get a new hobby” Our state parks make beautiful photography subjects, and we love seeing them as submissions in our My California State Parks Flickr group. Pick up a photography hobby and enter our monthly contest to help us share why these parks are worth protecting and advocating for. “Get organized” So we can’t help you organize your closets or to-do lists, but we can help you organize to advocate for our state parks! Our action alerts provide opportunities to easily reach your elected officials to ask for their support for state parks. “Read more” CSPF membership makes it easy to read more with a subscription to Sunset magazine (a $16 value) arriving in your mailbox every month.Members of our Californians Leadership Circle get a copy of Trail Posts: A Literary Exploration of California’s State Parks, too. “Travel more” Many of our Park Champions sites across the state offer free camping to our volunteers as a “thank you” for your help. It’s a great opportunity to support state parks while traveling and seeing more of the state. “Find a better job” Volunteering with Park Champions can make you a better job candidate: a 2016 Deloitte survey found that 82% of interviewers prefer applicants with volunteer experience, and a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service found that people who volunteered had a 27% better chance of finding a job than those who didn’t. “Do more good deeds for others” Our grants fund the work of nonprofits and community organizations connecting people to our state parks. You can do good deeds for others by donating to support these programs that teach youth about environmental science, nature stewardship and more.