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Over 100 State Parks Facing Closure -- Is Your Favorite Park on the List?

 
 
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Writing for Treehugger today Jerry James Stone reportsthat in the US we have 6,624 state parks, which report over 700 million visitors a year. But sadly over 100 state parks are headed for closure. With state governments facing austerity measures, our public spaces are getting the ax.

Stone lists the parks facing closure by state. Here's the sad news that he writes about the state where I live:

As a direct result of budget cuts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California is set to close 70 of its state parks--25% of the entire state park system! What does this mean? It means that 36 of California's 58 counties will see parks close. This is 40% of the state's entire State Historic Parks and includes the second largest park in the entire state park system (Henry Coe State Park).

Read the rest of his story here to see if your favorite park is on the list.  

AlterNet / By Tara Lohan

Posted at August 1, 2011, 2:33pm

 
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