FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2020
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Armstrong Redwoods State Park are among many parks experiencing major damages from fires
This past week has been a heartbreaking one in California. We’ve watched many cherished parks burn as wildfires continuously sweep through the state. Parks like Big Basin Redwoods State Park have suffered extensive damage – ancient trees, historic buildings, staff housing, and campgrounds have been destroyed by the fires.
“The California wildfires have been horrifically destructive this year, and our beloved state parks have undergone devastating damages. We know there will be an incredible need to restore fragile habitats and rebuild park structures, which is why we have launched the State Park Wildfire Relief Fund.” said Rachel Norton, Executive Director of California State Parks Foundation. “We’re uncertain exactly what these needs will look like in the coming months, but we pledge to use every dollar raised through this effort to meet them. This year is testing our resilience as a community, but one thing we know as Californians is that we will get through this together.”
Currently, California State Parks has issued full or partial closures due to the ongoing wildfires burning across the state. Camping reservation holders impacted by the wildfires are being contacted with cancellation information. Some parks remain partially open but with limited services. To learn more about state parks impacted by the wildfires visit our webpage. To get the most up to date information, please visit California State Parks Incidents page: www.parks.ca.gov/incidents or Cal Fire’s incidents page: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents.