1. Roads cutting through state parks
2. High speed rail running through state parks
3. Development damaging state parks
4. Historical/cultural resources in danger
5. Overuse and short staffing threatens state beaches
6. State parks imperiled by environmentally harmful activities
The report had this to say about the state’s plan to build a high-speed rail system:
“Reducing traffic and emissions is a good idea – building a rail system that will run through or by 22 State Parks is not. The effects of a high speed rail system on many of our State Parks are enormous, and would include impacts from noise and construction, habitat fragmentation, infringement on cultural resources and recreational trails, and cumulative effects – including growth inducement,”
Monday, March 14 the California State Parks Foundation will hold its third annual Park Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Meeting with legislators are scheduled during the day and between 5pm and 6:30pm they will honor Assembly Member John Laird and Senator Denise Ducheny for their efforts and dedication to the state parks. The first of three strategic planning sessions is scheduled for this Sunday, February 27, 20005, 1:00 – 3:00pm at the River Center in Los Angeles.
Read the complete State of Our State Parks report. Get more information about the Third Annual Park Advocacy Day or find out how you can help save our state parks.