In May of 2011, California State Parks announced a plan to close up to 70 of its 279 parks due to budget cuts. The closures were deemed necessary to achieve an $11 million reduction in the next fiscal year 2011/12, that amount increasing to $22 million in the following fiscal year 2012/13."We regret closing any park", said Ruth Coleman, director of California State Parks, "but with the proposed budget reductions over the two year period, we can no longer afford to operate all parks within the system."
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The easiest way to support California State Parks is through the California State Parks Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California's state parks. If you have a specific funding request, please contact the California State Parks Foundation directly at (415) 262-4400 or take me to the California State Parks Foundation donation page.