WHAT we do

Our efforts cover a lot of ground, including capital projects (such as Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park), protection (when we fight against toll roads and other encroachments of state parks), restoration (such as the innovative project at Candle Stick Point State Recreation Area), and a grants program encouraging environmental education and the cultivation of both visitation and stewardship of our wonderful state park system (through programs like Junior Rangers, Bay Youth for the Environment, Earth Day! and FamCamp). We also serve as the voice for state parks through our work advocating adequate funding and sound policies. We provide young Californians and their families opportunities to experience firsthand the many wonders of our state park system…from the mountains to the coast.

WHO we are

The California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) was founded in 1969 by William Penn Mott, Jr., former director of both California's Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service. With our 120,000 members, CSPF is the only statewide independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California's magnificent state parks.

WHY we do it

State parks belong to all Californians. CPSF strives to protect and preserve these treasures for generations to come.

See more at: http://calparks.org/

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$25 will provide 3 shovels and the mulch to plant native trees and plants in state parks.
$75 will provide 10 gallons of paint to remove graffiti from picnic tables, bridges, signs and other locations in state parks.
$250 will provide 2 sheets of plexiglass to replace broken interpretive panel coverings in state parks.