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Drive to Fix California State Park Funding

A Tom Stienstra article at SF Gate reviews an initiative to fix the gross funding problems with California State Parks. The governor and the legislature have used this California legacy as a gambling chip for the past couple of years, and it has to stop. The parks are too valuable to the state in so many ways to risk their health.

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February 21, 2010 Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Drive to Fix California State Park Funding

Left is Right. Up is Down. In is Out. And Schwarzenegger to be honored for protecting state parks!

According to the LA Times California’s incompetent lame-duck governor who threatened to close most state parks, later backed off and only wanted to close some, and eventually played a huge cut in park funding as a positive thing…

“… will be honored Oct. 29 with the National Park Trust’s Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award in Washington, D.C. He won “for his leadership and innovation in the protection of public lands in California and his lifelong commitment to children’s health and to connecting them with the outdoors,” according to a statement by the group.”

How tremendously embarrassing for everyone concerned.

October 13, 2009 Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ken Burns National Parks program online at PBS

Although I was in Yosemite this past weekend when the program started (yes, doing photography), between making photographs and working on them after returning I have yet to see any of the Ken Burns National Park series on PBS. However… I see now that you can you can watch them online for a limited time.

September 30, 2009 Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ken Burns National Parks program online at PBS

   

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