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Dozens of events planned this weekend for CA State Parks Week

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Friday, June 14, 2024   

Close to 200 events are planned now through Sunday at California state parks for the third annual State Parks Week. The events advance Gov. Gavin Newsom's "Outdoor Access for All" initiative.

"There's truly something for everyone," said Jessica Carter, director of parks and public engagement at the Save the Redwoods League, one of the presenting partners alongside California State Parks. "There are hikes, guided tours, art events, paddleboarding, yoga, horseback riding and lots more."

California's newest state park, Dos Rios, just opened this week in the Central Valley outside Modesto. There are 280 locations within the state park system. Find out more about events in your area on the website CAStateParksWeek.org.

Jorge Moreno, a California State Parks information officer, said the programs promote the multitude of benefits that come from spending time in nature.

"Each day has a different theme - like explore new experiences, nourish your health and well-being, climate resilience," he said. "On Saturday, celebrate community and culture. And then on Sunday, care for our land."

The tagline for this year's festivities is, "This is where you live" - to encourage all Californians to get out into nature and enjoy these public outdoor spaces.

Disclosure: Save the Redwoods League contributes to our fund for reporting on Climate Change/Air Quality, Endangered Species & Wildlife, Environment, Public Lands/Wilderness. If you would like to help support news in the public interest, click here.


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