We’re thrilled with the news that California State Parks is investing $548.3 million in grant funding for new parks and advancing the Newsom Administration’s “Outdoors for All” initiative to enable all Californians, regardless of zip code or income, to access parks and open space. Too many of our communities currently lack access to public lands, parks and open public spaces and this is a big step in the right direction in helping us provide more nature for all.

The awards announced on December 8 are funded by $153 million approved by the Legislature in the 2021-22 state budget and $395.3 from the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68).

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