Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

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The Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) fund interpretive programs for school groups and the public, native plant restorations, State Park docent programs, museum and exhibit construction, historical building restoration, summer day camps, and community education events.

Friends focuses most of their work on:
  * Sunset State Beach
  * Manresa State Beach
  * The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
  * Seacliff State Beach
  * New Brighton State Beach
  * Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park
  * Natural Bridges State Beach
  * Wilder Ranch

Friends accomplishes their goals through the work of dedicated volunteers and members, the generosity of individual and business donors, and support from foundations and grants. If you have a passion for the stewardship and education of the natural and cultural heritage preserved in Santa Cruz State Parks you can help by becoming a member.

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks has proven itself to be a valuable ally to parks, the visitors and staff. Join them by becoming a member! For more information about the association and its many activities, or to become a supporter, please visit the Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks website.

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
144 School Street
Santa Cruz,CA 95060
TEL 831-429-1840 / FAX 831-429-6748

Information Section

California State Parks has a valuable relationship with more than 80 cooperating associations authorized pursuant to Public Resource Code 513. These non-profit charitable organizations are dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. Associations are related to, but independent of the state parks they serve.

Many associations have websites. California State Parks encourages you to visit these websites, however do not guarantee the content, timeliness or accuracy of the materials on these sites.