California’s 278 state parks are in trouble. Funding has been cut several years in a row. Now several citizens’ groups have joined together with a proposal for the November 2010 ballot to raise money for the parks from an annual $18 surcharge on vehicle license fees. Sponsoring organizations include Cal State Parks Foundation, Audubon Society, Save the Redwoods Leagueand scores of others.
The “California State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010” does more than provide funding for the parks. California vehicle owners will also benefit with a State Park Access Pass giving day use admission to all state parks throughout the year.
Our parks are a wondrous resource, refreshing, inspiring and well-deserving of our care and support.