Did you know that 52 Audubon California Important Bird Areas are at least partially owned by California State Parks, totaling 156,000 acres?
Audubon California, The Nature Conservancy, Save the Redwood League and California State Parks Foundation are sponsors of The State Parks & Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act (“State Parks Initiative”) appearing on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot as Proposition 21.
Prop 21 works like this-
Vehicles registered in California will get a free, year round day use admission to all California state parks in exchange for a new annual $18 vehicle license fee, a considerable savings if you go to more than two State parks in a year.
The funding will provide a stable, reliable and adequate source of funding for the state park system, for wildlife conservation and for increased and equitable access to those resources for all Californians.
The parks budget will no longer be subject to cuts by the legislature or the Governor, the Trust Fund cannot be borrowed from or raided, and our state Parks can begin work on acquisitions and deferred maintenance once the funds become available.
The passage of this proposition is a conservation legacy that all of us Audubon members in California can leave to future generations!
But the proposition faces opposition. YES ON 21 needs volunteers to organize campaigns in cities, towns, neighborhoods and communities.
If you can give any volunteer time to the campaign please go to http://yesforstateparks.com/ and GET INVOLVED.
Save our State Parks and help pass Proposition 21 in November!