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Citizens Rally at the State Capitol to Prevent CA State Park Closures

3 Nov

We literally brought the parks issue to Jerry Brown’s door. Read Christopher’s speech from the rally here. On Tuesday Nov 1, 2011, citizens led by California State Parks Foundation marched from Leland Stanford Mansion SHP (one of the state parks currently planned for closure) to the State Capitol for a short rally to protest the [...]

The Value of CA Parks, In One Word.

11 Oct

Part 3 of the video documentary. Hear from CA park rangers, experts and non-profit organizations describe the value of CA State Parks and what these places mean to them. Some great and enlightening thoughts on the subject from very committed individuals at Mono Lake Committee, Stewards of The Coast And Redwoods, Friends of Pio Pico, [...]

Awareness IS Advocacy: Your Voice Can Prevent CA State Park Closures

20 Sep

Have you ever asked the question, “What can I do to save CA State Parks?” I get asked this question all the time. And in late 2011, there are several fast responses: Write a form letter to Jerry Brown, asking him to approve AB42. This will let non-profits step in to help parks. Volunteer! Click [...]

3 Money Myths About CA State Parks

16 Sep

70 of 278 California State Parks are closing by 2012. That means 25% of our existing state parks will be inaccessible to the public. Historic parks, coastal access, fragile ecosystems, archaeological assets, and irreplaceable resources are at risk. I’ve talked about the emotional, social and philosophical reasons for preserving parks. For those of you who [...]

New! Annadel State Park Poster #1

13 Sep

This illustration inspired by the Creative Commons photography of brian-m Support the Parks Alliance of Sonoma County when you purchase a premium print of “Annadel”, the first edition in Folk4Parks’ new CA State Park Poster collector series. This poster series is inspired by the Art Nouveau ads of the early 20th century, a time in [...]

CA State Park Closures: Our Public Legacy

11 Sep

New! Download the MP3 podcast here This talk was given on September 10, 2011 at a small community gathering in Alameda, CA. Edited video: Full text of the talk: My name is Christopher Grant Ward, I operate Folk4Parks.org, a non-profit advocacy focused on supporting parks and preserved spaces across California and around the world. Tonight [...]

Mono Lake

22 Jul