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Public Support May Save Some California State Parks

2012-06-01, Department, by Richard J. Dolesh

The saga of California’s troubled state park system will reach a sad milestone on June 30, 2012, when the California Department of Parks and Recreation will close a significant proportion of the 70 state parks on a closure list approved by the California legislature and governor in 2011. These parks, which range from natural area parks to historic sites to active public recreation areas, will be closed unless they have approved plans—with operating agreements in place—to keep them open beyond July ....

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