12:00am

Thu May 3, 2012
State parks

Today on Your Call: What's the best way to save our state parks?

 

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about state park closures.  Due to budget cuts, California faces the indefinite closure of 70 of its 278 state parks this summer.  But an alternative to the closures may be in transferring the parks to private or non-profit management.  How do you think we can best keep our parks open while keeping their integrity and accessibility?  And which ones would you most want to preserve?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  Are you planning to visit a state park this summer? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests

Ruth Coleman, director of California State Parks

Elisa Stancil, vice president of Valley of the Moon Natural History Association

Christopher Ward, executive director of Folk4Parks

Resources

California State Parks

Folk4Parks

Valley of the Moon Natural History Association

Save Our State Parks

California State Parks Foundation

Parks Alliance of Sonoma County

Friends of China Camp

Sempervirens Fund

Olmstead Park Fund

San Jose Mercury News: Camp in a California state park -- while you can

Huffington Post: California Park Privatization: Report Suggests Operation Of State Parks By Private, For-Profit Firms

Shareable: Can Non-Profits Save California's State Parks?

Silicon Valley Mercury News: Reed Holderman: Saving California parks shouldn't be this hard 

SF Gate: Defend What’s Yours—Your State Parks 

Outside: THE FIGHT TO SAVE A CALIFORNIA STATE PARK GETS PERSONAL

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