First California state park shutdown in historyMay 14th, 2011 by Morgan, Policy Coordinator
As one of the most popular state services, in recent years California’s state parks have been used as pawns in political budget games, but Friday’s shutdown announcement marks the first time in California’s history that
parks will actually close. A Los Angeles Times article published today discusses state parks closure in the context of the larger California budget.
After Ruth Coleman’s precedent-setting announcement yesterday to close one quarter of California’s state parks, including Mono Lake, here at the Committee we’re asking questions to determine all the impacts closure would cause and taking steps to prevent closure from happening.
We’re going to need your help in speaking up for the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve to budget decision-makers, but for right now our friends at the California State Parks Foundation can help you speak directly to your state representatives and tell them that closure makes no sense for Mono Lake or any of the 70 parks listed for closure.