Have you been vocalizing your disapproval of park closures lately, or has your battle cry been petering out? Don’t worry, we have a cure for that, and it’s not more cowbell … it’s more people!
CSPF and our Save Our State Parks Campaign partners will be hosting a march and rally on Tuesday, November 1 in Sacramento to show our support for state parks. We will protest the closure of 70 state parks and raise awareness of the negative impacts park closures will have on California, and we want you to join us!
The march will start at 8 a.m. in front of Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park in downtown Sacramento. We will walk about a half mile to
the Capitol where we will assemble for a short rally protesting park closures. After the rally we will deliver 200 oversized postcards and thousands of petitions to the governor’s office.
We chose November 1 because that is the day a joint legislative hearing is scheduled to be held at the Capitol by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee and the Assembly Committee for Accountability and Administrative Review. The hearing will discuss the impacts and status of proposed state park closures. We anticipate there will be some time allocated for public comment, so we encourage all rally participants to join us in attending the hearing at 9 a.m.
It’s going to be a productive day to make our voices heard in Sacramento. We would love for you to join us to send a message to policymakers that the people of California have not given up efforts to Save Our State Parks.