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California State Parks Offers Tips for Desert State Parks this Winter Season

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SNR, Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Ocotillo Wells SVRA

Wildflower Season May Bring Beautiful Blooms––and Crowds––to State Parks

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | View PDF

California State Parks today announced that its public lands might experience a spectacular floral display this spring. This unpredictable, rare occurrence may attract thousands of people to the outdoors. To ensure safety and conservation, the department asks visitors to please respect the iconic landscapes and be knowledgeable of the area, weather and their body limitations. 

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Division of Boating and Waterways

Become a Dockwalker Partner and Help Keep California’s Waterways Clean

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) invites the public to become volunteers and help keep California’s rivers, lakes and ocean clean by becoming Dockwalkers. These individuals help raise awareness about clean boating practices through the distribution of boater kits filled with educational information and pollution prevention tools. Dockwalkers also interact one-on-one with recreational boaters at marinas, boat launch ramps and boating events. Participation in the program, including the training sessions, qualifies as community service.

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Division of Boating and Waterways, Grants

State Announces Availability of Up to $2.75 Million Funding for Local Public Agencies to Help Keep California’s Waterways Safe and Clean

Monday, February 4, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications for the disposal of abandoned and unwanted vessels. Up to $2.75 million in funding from the Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund (AWAF) may be available to local public agencies statewide for the Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange grant program (SAVE). Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2019 by 5 p.m. For those interested in applying for these grants, DBW is hosting a workshop to guide new applicants and returning grantees.

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Division of Boating and Waterways, Grants

Division of Boating and Waterways Announces Availability of $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Keep California’s Waterways Safe

Friday, February 1, 2019 | View PDF

The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications for local government agencies to purchase boating safety and law enforcement equipment. A total of $1.5 million in funding from the Boating Safety/Enforcement Equipment (BSEE) grant program is available statewide. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019 by 5 p.m. For those interested in applying for these grants, DBW is hosting workshops for each program to guide new applicants and returning grantees.

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Grants

California State Parks Makes Available Application Guide for $254.9 Million Statewide Park Grant Program: Statewide Application Workshops to be Hosted

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | View PDF

California State Parks today released the final Application Guide (Guide) for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program that offers $254.9 million to create new parks and recreational opportunities in underserved communities across California. This final guide reflects feedback from the public over several months.

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Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

Celebrate Gold Discovery Day 2019 at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Monday, January 14, 2019 | View PDF

California State Parks today announced it will celebrate James Marshall’s discovery of gold at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gold Discovery Day, which was first celebrated in Coloma in 1948, will take place near the reproduction of Sutter’s Sawmill. The public is also invited to the grand opening of the new museum exhibits and to join in all the festivities.

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California State Parks Invites the Public to Kick-Off the New Year with a First Day Hike

Friday, December 14, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks invites Californians and visitors from around the world to usher in 2019 in a fun and healthy way with a First Day Hike on January 1. More than 60 complimentary, guided hikes will be provided in 40-plus state parks across the state (vehicle entrance fees may apply). The hikes are part of the First Day Hikes Program organized in all 50 states and Canada aimed at encouraging people to get outdoors.

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