Tuesday, April 15, 2008

An Effort to Save our State Parks

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
-John Muir, Our National Parks

For those of you who are well aware and well, those of you who may not have heard, Governor Schwarzenegger has proposed to close 48 state parks and 16 state beaches in California for the next fiscal year. That is 64 LESS places to enjoy and cherish. In a society in an era that has dealt with blows such as 9/11, the War on Terror, the increasing gas prices and the economic recession, it at times may seem less important to fight to save state parks but hopefully after experiencing them firsthand (if not virtually through blogs and websites), we all can pitch in to at least try to save these 48 parks and 16 beaches.

Below is a link to the names of these proposed closures as well as places you can go to donate or contribute somehow to the cause. Thank you.




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