The Value of Parks Webinars | Cal Parks

The Value of Parks Webinars

During this uncertain time, California state parks are facing intensified challenges putting the future of the system in jeopardy. We will be hosting a series of webinars and virtual events to bring passionate park advocates together to discuss the current challenges facing state parks. We must work together to keep the Golden State’s most vital natural and cultural treasures accessible, excellent, and protected — today and for the future.

Upcoming Webinars

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Previous Webinars

Conversation with Assemblymember Lorena Gonzales

Assemblywoman Gonzalez has been a longtime champion for equity in access to the outdoors, working to break down barriers so that all Californians can enjoy outdoor public lands and our parks. We sat down with her to discuss how we continue the critical work to expand equity in our California state parks as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19 now and beyond.

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Building Equity Outdoors Webinar

In this historic moment for racial justice, building equity in the outdoors starts from within. Join us for a discussion with long-time leader in outdoor inclusion and newly appointed State Parks and Recreation Commissioner Katherine Toy to discuss how we meet this moment and come together to build a more just world, in the outdoors and beyond. 

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The Value of Tourism in California’s Parks

With 81 million visits each year, our state parks are a vital engine for tourism and local economies across The Golden State. Join us for a discussion with Visit California’s President and CEO Caroline Beteta. We will explore the role of parks in driving tourism, the future of tourism with COVID-19, and opportunities for adaptation and innovation.

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Conversation with Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia

The Parks and Wildlife Committee Chair, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), joined California State Parks Foundation's Director of Programs and Advocacy, Holly Martinez, on Park Advocacy Day to discuss what to expect for parks in the coming months.

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May Revise Recap

Learn about the content and implications of Governor Newsom’s May budget revise. California State Parks Foundation is joined by the legislative experts at Political Solutions to discuss the latest updates on the state budget process, timeline, and important actions you can take to support state parks.

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