Keep California State Parks Public!

  • by: Care2.com
  • target: California State Governor Jerry Brown
There's nothing like the ring of "California State Park" following the name of a park. The phrase holds a lot of weight. It means that you are on sacred ground. State park status also warrants better treatment of the parks, as despoiling them would be an actable crime against government property.

However, due to budget constraints, the California State Government is planning on lifting this title, protection and state funds from 61 of these natural and historic treasures--and potentially even selling the land to for-profit companies.

These 61 redwood forests, missions, beaches, mountain ranges, recreational areas, and museums are facing the loss of state funding and even closure.

Never, even during the Great Depression, has the state closed a state park. We must prevent the closure of these state treasures and ensure their protection.

State parks are important to you, your local community, and the country. Sign this petition to tell Governor Jerry Brown to keep our state parks public!
Dear Gov. Jerry Brown,

I am writing to express my deep concern with the current plan to cut funding to 61 of California's state parks. These parks, historical sites, recreational areas, and beaches have played are integral in preserving California's rich history and great natural beauty. They also need state funding, which is necessary their upkeep and preservation.

There's nothing like the ring of "California State Park" following the name of a park. The phrase holds a lot of weight. It means that you are on sacred ground. State park status also warrants better treatment of the parks, as despoiling them would be an actable crime against government property.

[Your comments here]

To lift the titles and the funds from these essential sites would undeniably alter their overall condition, upkeep, and protection under law. Some would even face closure. The loss or reduction of any of these parks is deeply troubling for me, other Californians, and visitors from around the world.

Never, even during the Great Depression, has the state closed a state park. I urge you to keep these state parks public and consider alternate means of budgeting the state.

State parks are an opportunity for the public to engage with California's nature and history. Also, at a time when children go outside and play less and less, these parks provide families with unforgettable outdoor excursions.

Please do your part and make sure that these parks stay open to the public and well-preserved for future generations by keeping them on the budget. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]
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