California State Parks announced yesterday a series of upcoming workshops that will help find partners for state parks on the closure list. There will be five workshops across the state designed to present a “How To” explanation and pathway for all parties interested in forming partnerships for operating a state park.
This is great news for nonprofit groups who have the desire to help state parks in their communities. If you remember back in October Gov. Brown signed AB 42 into law so State Parks could legally have the option to enter into operating agreements with nonprofit groups that want to help. Now these workshops will add the wherewithal, too, so that we can really start to see some results in keeping parks open.
In addition to the workshops, State Parks also created a Partnership Workbook for Operating Agreements which will be available at the workshops and online soon. The workbooks will have information like eligibility, partnership options, the application process, proposal checklists, financial plan requirements, and more.
Here are the upcoming workshops:
- February 22 – Redding: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 840 Sundial Bridge Drive, Museum Classroom.
- February 23 – Fort Bragg: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the CV Starr Community Center, 300 South Lincoln Street, Conference Room 3.
- February 24 – Santa Rosa: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Julliard Park, Church of One Tree Community Center, 492 Sonoma Avenue.
- February 28 – West Sacramento: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the City of West Sacramento, Galleria at City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, Rms 157-160, West Sacramento.
- March 1 – Los Angeles: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the City of San Fernando Aquatic Center, Upstairs Multi-Purpose Room, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando.
Will you or your group be attending a workshop?