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For the weekends in August upto Labor Day, The SOS Campaign held "I ♥ State Parks" weekends of action to bring state park supporters together – in state parks, around their communities, and online.

Due to the recent budget cuts to the Department of Park and Recreation—plus the continuing state furloughs and other park-related budget reductions—100 state parks are estimated to close after Labor Day.
The "I ♥ State Parks" weekends of action encouraged Californians to come out in force and show their support for state parks and opposition to park closures.

What happened at the "I ♥ State Parks" events?

On these weekends, park supporters came out to state parks (or even some non-park locations) to show their support for our parks, by signing messages on green hearts that collected and will share with policy leaders after Labor Day.

Volunteers throughout the state hosted events, helping the Foundation to gather 20,000 green hearts with personalized messages from park supporters. These hearts will be shared with policy makers in the near future. 

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Enjoy the photos from some of the various locations celebrating "I ♥ State Parks"

 Annadel State Park
Baldwin Hills
Calaveras Big Trees
     
Columbia State Historic Park
Doheny State Beach
Doheny State Beach
     
Doheny State Beach
Bodega Bay
LA State Historic Park
     
LA State Historic Park 
Plumas Eureka State Park
Point Lobos State Park
     
Sunnyvale Sports Basement
   

 

Photo ©David Behrens
The Save Our State Parks Campaign is a project of the California State Parks Foundation
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