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Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Dear Californian,

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The California State Parks Foundation is proud to present its 12th annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup program. Since 1998, as part of this program, we have granted more than $1,000,000 to fund environmental improvements at parks statewide. With the generous contributions of our sponsors and the hard work of thousands of volunteers, we have built bridges, split rail fences and boardwalks; conducted river and underwater
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Your membership in the Foundation helps to protect California’s natural, cultural, and historic treasures – your 279 State Parks! Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup is but one of many CSPF programs. Since 1969, CSPF has raised more than $150 million to benefit state parks. We depend on our members’ dues and other contributions from people like you to help us protect and enhance California’s parklands. New memberships in CSPF start at our introductory offer of $25. Depending on the level of membership selected, benefits include free day-use passes to more than 200 State Parks, the California State Parks Official Map, Day Hiker’s Guide and our California Parklands newsletter, providing in-depth information on featured parks and special events. All levels of membership include a year’s subscription to Sunset magazine, a $16 value!

cleanups; restored habitats with native plants; installed recycling bins and irrigation systems. The accomplishments are varied, and many, and will be enjoyed by generations to come. We invite you to join us this year on Saturday, April 25 to pitch in and help restore and clean up our state parks. With our parks understaffed and underfunded, your participation and efforts make a considerable difference. There are projects for all ages and skill levels — planting native species, restoring habitat and trails, building interpretative displays, and cleaning up beaches and parklands. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with others in your community and also learn about the variety of ways to protect and preserve parklands year-round. Please look through the sites listed in this handbook to find a location near you and volunteer! Thank you for your support and commitment to protecting our environment on Earth Day and every day. Sincerely,

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Elizabeth Goldstein President California State Parks Foundation


The California State Parks Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of the following companies. Without their support this event would not be possible:





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The California State Parks Foundation developed its Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup program in 1998 to encourage a day of action that would engage Californians in caring for our state’s threatened natural resources.
Due to severe budget cuts over the past decade, State Parks are struggling to protect and care for the natural and cultural treasures found in our 279 parks. At the same time that park budgets have substantially decreased, California’s population has continued to grow and state park visitors have increased eightfold. These conditions have had a great impact on our parklands. The Earth Day program provides much-needed funding and volunteer muscle to help make long overdue park improvements. At the same time, the program serves to educate the next generation of environmental stewards, as volunteers learn ways to protect and preserve parklands and open spaces in their communities. Over the past 12 years, this massive event has mobilized over 63,000 Californians statewide. Hundreds of miles of trails have been restored; thousands of native trees and flowers planted; dozens of recycling bins installed; and tons of trash and debris removed from fragile wildlife habitats, beachfronts and estuaries. The cumulative effect of all this good work will be felt by generations to come. Earth Day 2009 provides an opportunity for all of us to do something meaningful for our planet and our communities. We encourage you to join us on this important occasion, to do your part to restore and care for the places where we live, work, and play for this and future generations. We need your help! Please call 1-888-98-PARKS or the contacts listed with the project sites on the following pages to learn more about the Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup locations in your area. The latest information can also be accessed on the event website at Thank you for your interest in the California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day 2009 Restoration and Cleanup. We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, April 25th and encourage you to make every day Earth Day.

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© Stephen Woodward, Lake Del Valle SRA

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The California State Parks Foundation gratefully acknowledges the time, expertise and support of our Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Erika Pringsheim-Moore and Perry Communications for their sponsorship marketing and public relations contributions.


California State Parks are the inspiration for Earth Day 2009 Restoration and Cleanup. This year, more than ever, your help is needed to keep our perishable parks healthy.
California State Parks comprise the nation’s greatest living museum of natural, cultural and historical treasures, including historic parks, nature reserves, beaches, and recreation areas. Over one million acres provide priceless recreational and educational opportunities for the people of California. The world-famous natural beauty and diversity of California inspired successive generations of Californians to create what is now the finest state park system in the nation. The California Department of Parks and Recreation operates and is mandated to protect, preserve, and provide public access to many of the places that make California unique and wonderful for our present and future generations. Our 279 state parks are waiting to be discovered by a new generation of young people. Sharing these treasures is the job of park rangers, interpreters, guides and other park staff, along with more than 16,000 dedicated docents and other volunteers. In 2008, more than 79 million people visited our state parks. Unfortunately, California State Parks’ budget has not kept pace with increased operational costs for essential items such as fuel, supplies, utilities, and contracted services. Our goal is to help minimize the deteriorating effects of budget cuts on our parklands, beaches, historic and cultural sites. However, our parks remain at risk. They are perishable. Our state park employees are diligent in their support of this incredible system, but they cannot carry out their mission in tough times without the kind of devotion and hard work that comes regularly from our volunteers and other friends. We need continued help from our dedicated and exceptional cadre of volunteers. Please consider joining park staff and volunteers as they continue to push through the tough times and work to keep the California State Park System healthy. Contact your nearest state park for specific information about outdoor educational programs, special events and volunteer opportunities year round. Check the front of your phone directory under State Government, Department of Parks and Recreation, for the telephone number of the state park nearest your home. And please accept our invitation to become a member of the California State Parks Foundation to support the work of park employees and volunteers who protect and preserve our magnificent state parks.

The following pages contain information on projects to be conducted on Saturday, April 25th as part of the California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day 2009 Restoration and Cleanup. Volunteers are still needed at many of these sites; we encourage you to call the listed project contact for more information and to register your participation. You can also register online at The number of volunteers needed may be limited at some locations. Please inquire about any changes that may have occurred since the printing of this handbook.

EASTSHORE STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY CHEVRON Park Contact: Kathleen Fusek 510.544.2515 or Projects: Non-native fennel and acacia removal along with weeding and pruning of blackberry bushes in the Phase I Area of the Berkeley Meadow Restoration Project Time: Location: Volunteers: Bring: 9:00am – 12:00pm Park and meet along University Ave and West Frontage Road at Eastshore State Park entrance gate in Berkeley. 45 (must be high school age and older) Sunscreen, wear appropriate clothing, non-slip shoes or boots, gloves, water and snacks

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. REGIONAL SHORELINE GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Kathleen Fusek 510.544.2515 or Projects: Time: Location: Volunteers: Bring: Shoreline cleanup, trail litter abatement and fennel, ice plant and other non-native plant removal. 9:00am – 12:00pm Contact Kathleen Fusek at for details. 100 (all ages welcome) Water and snacks

MT. DIABLO STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E, ORACLE AND CHEVRON Park Contact: Ranger Carl Nielson 925.837.6129 or Projects: Time: Location: Removal of exotic plants; native plant restoration; trail maintenance; litter pick-up; trash removal; grounds care. 9:00am – 1:00pm Park at Pine Hollow Middle School and take the complimentary County Connection Shuttle to the Mitchell Canyon Day Use site at the base of Mt. Diablo on the Clayton side. The school is located at 5522 Pine Hollow Road 200 Water, gloves, hat and sunscreen

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MILLERTON LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Mike Van Pelt 559.822.2332 x113 or Projects: Habitat restoration including clearing invasive non-native plants, planting native plants/trees, landscaping, beach and park cleanup, fish habitat restoration and creation, and other miscellaneous park work. 9:00am – 1:00pm From Los Angeles, take Hwy. 41 north to Friant exit. Take Friant Road north 15 miles to Millerton Lake South Shore entrance. From Madera, take Hwy. 145 east. Continue eastbound past Hwy. 41. Continue for approximately 5-7 miles. Make a right turn at road 206. Continue on road 206 until you intersect with Friant Road. Make a left turn on Friant Road. Take Friant Road approximately 2 miles to the South Shore entrance of Millerton Lake. 75-100 Pants, boots, sunscreen and water

THE PARK AT RIVERWALK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E AND SUPERVALU-ALBERTSON’S Park Contact: Race Slayton 661.326.3147 or Projects: Habitat restoration along the bike path behind The Park at Riverwalk. Volunteers will plant approximately 40 trees that have been eaten by a beaver in that location. Park staff is now in the process of relocating the beaver, and will be installing tree guards to protect young trees from further damage from animals in that area. 8:00am – 1:00pm Hwy 99 to exit 24, 58 East. West on Stockdale. Continue 5 miles to park on north side of road. Intersection of Stockdale & Buena Vista 75-100 Water, work boots/sturdy shoes, gloves, shovel, sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing

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MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL Park Contact: Lindsey Templeton 818.880.0368 or Projects: Trash and debris removal within the Malibu Creek watershed; graffiti removal from rocks and along the creek; non-native plant removal and replanting of natives. 9:00am – 1:00pm Exit 101 freeway and head South for 3 miles. Park is on the right hand side just after Mulholland Hwy. 250 - 300 Sunscreen

PATRICK’S POINT STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Michelle Forys 707.677.3109 or Projects: Habitat restoration in the following areas: 1. Sitka spruce forest - English ivy removal 2. Beach Creek Group Camp - Remove weeds and plant native species where needed 3. Meadows - Remove invasive exotic plant species and prune western azaleas Time: Location: 9:00am – 1:00pm 4150 Patrick’s Point Drive, Trinidad, CA 95570 – Please meet at the Beach Creek Group Camp. Take Hwy. 101 to the Patrick’s Point Drive exit. This exit is about 5 miles north of Trinidad. Turn west off of exit and head south on Patrick’s Point Drive for approximately ¼ mile. Turn right at the Patrick’s Point State Park entrance. Someone at the entrance gate will give you a free pass for the day for participating in the event. Then take the first left after leaving the entrance station. Take your second left into the Beach Creek Group Camp. There is additional parking directly across from the Beach Creek Group Camp entrance at the Campfire Center. 120 Please bring clothing for all weather, including sunscreen and rain gear. Gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own pair. A picnic lunch will also be provided to all volunteers at the end of the event.

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BALLONA WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE GRANT PROVIDED BY EARTH GRAINS Park Contact: Kelly Rose 310.739.8613 or Projects: Volunteers will participate in habitat restoration and cleanup of the last remaining coastal wetlands area in Los Angeles. Volunteers will remove invasive plant species from the sand dunes (coastal strand) ecosystem, remove trash from the banks of Ballona Creek and Ballona Wetlands, repair trails, and possibly water young native plants. 9:00am - 1:00pm From 405 Fwy going south, take 90 Marina Fwy West. Turn left (west) onto Culver Blvd. Follow Culver into Playa del Rey. Park behind Gordon’s Market at 303 Culver Blvd. From 405 going north, Exit Jefferson Blvd, go west on Jefferson. Merges with Culver Blvd. Follow Culver into Playa del Rey. Park behind Gordon’s Market at 303 Culver Blvd. 125 Wear long pants, sunscreen, sneakers or hiking boots

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RIO DE LOS ANGELES STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY EARTH GRAINS Park Contact: Sean Woods 213.620.6152 or Projects: Time: Location: Native planting and weed abatement 9:00am – 1:00pm From 101 South exit left at Los Angeles Street, continue to Union Station, go right at the first stop. From 101 North, exit right on North Alameda, turn right into Union Station Parking, go right at the first stop. 150 Sunscreen

SAMUEL P. TAYLOR STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Todd Barto 415.488.9897 or Projects: Trail repair and cleanup of Pioneer Tree Trail, North Creek Trail, South Creek Trail, Bills Trail and Devil’s Gulch Trail. Split rail fence installation and repair, non-native plant removal and Lagunitas Creek trash and litter removal. From 101 exit Central San Rafael. Take 3rd Street West to Miracle Mile to Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Follow Sir Francis Drake west past Lagunitas. Enter the park at the Camp Taylor sign on the left. 9:00am – 1:00pm (check-in begins at 8am) 100 Gloves, rain boots/old shoes for creek clean up, layered clothing, rain gear if appropriate, and sunscreen.


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ANGEL ISLAND STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Robin Joseph & Heather Reed 415-435-3522 or Projects: Time: Location: Volunteers: Bring: Beach clean up, vegetation management in Ayala Cove, drainage and culvert maintenance and exotic plant removal. 8:30am – 3:30pm Take Angel Island ferry or Blue and Gold fleet ferry to Ayala Cove 150 Layered clothing, gloves and water


GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Big River Stewards Coordinator Matt Coleman 707.962.0470 or Projects: Invasive plant removal at two locations: Saturday (11am-4pm)Remove invasive Yellow Bush Lupine and Ammophila from Big River Beach and Sunday: (11am-4pm)- Remove a riparian infestation of invasive English Ivy on the border of the Big River Unit and Mendocino Woodlands State Park (Limited overnight housing is available for out-of-the-area volunteers who volunteer for both days) 11:00am – 4:00pm Directions to Big River Beach-For locations south of Mendocino, drive North on Hwy 1 and make the first right after Big River Bridge. For locations north of Mendocino, drive Hwy 1 south and make the last left before Big River Bridge (just south of the town of Mendocino.) For overnight volunteers, please call for directions to Mendocino Woodlands State Park and more details 25+ each day Water, gloves, pants, boots, hat, sunscreen and rain gear.

MT. TAMALPAIS STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY EARTH GRAINS Park Contact: Tom Frazier 415.388.3653 or Projects: Time: Location: Trail maintenance, habitat restoration, facility maintenance, litter removal, non-native plant removal and other TBD projects. 10:00am – 2:00pm. A barbecue will be held after the event Take the Stinson Beach/Highway 1 exit off the 101. Travel approx. 7 miles N on Highway 1/Shoreline Highway until you reach Panoramic Highway. Take a right on Panoramic Highway and head west for approx. 7 miles til you reach the Pantoll Station/Parking Lot 100-150 Water, snack, work boots/sturdy shoes, gloves, sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing Time: Location:

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On May 4th, 2009, CSPF is launching a new program in its Hidden Stories Series: “100 Years Since Allensworth: Is California Living Up to the Legacy?” To find out more, visit our website (click on the Hidden Stories link).
© Julianne Bradford, Doheny State Beach

Park Contact: Lon Graham 714.293.4535 or Projects: Time: Location: Volunteers: Bring: Rehabilitation of the Least Tern Preserve in preparation for nesting season 9:00am – 1:00pm Magnolia Street and Pacific Coast Highway 100 Comfortable shoes, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen and heavy duty gloves, if you have them.



Since 1969, CSPF has raised SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH GRANT PROVIDED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL Park Contact: Kelly Marshall 949.366.8594 or Projects: Time: Location: Build a staircase leading up from the parking lot to the campground amphitheater and plant native plants. 9:00am – 1:00pm From Interstate 5 South exit Cristianitos. Turn left onto Cristianitos. San Mateo Campground will be on your right in 1 mile. From Interstate 5 North exit Cristianitos. Turn right onto Cristianitos. San Mateo Campground will be on your right in 1 mile. 100 Water, sunscreen, hat and gloves $150 million on behalf of California’s state parks. To find out about our work and our many projects on behalf of state parks, visit our website at and click on What We Do.
© Mark Moore, Pigeon Point Light Station SHP

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CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL Park Contact: Winter Bonnin 949.497.7647 or Projects: Time: Location: Revegetating islands and barren spots with native plants; installing symbolic fencing; weeding; painting; cleaning the beach 9:00am – 12:00pm Meet at the Los Trancos parking lot, near the trailer. Turn inland off Pacific Coast Highway at the stoplight Los Trancos. Parking fee is waived for volunteers. 100 Wear boots and long pants, and bring work gloves, sunscreen, and a hat. We will provide coffee, water and goodies.

CALIFORNIA CITRUS STATE HISTORIC PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY EARTH GRAINS Park Contact: Shera McDonald 951.780.6222 or Projects: Grove maintenance and cleanup; installation and repair of irrigation; planting of citrus trees and various native and/or drought-resistant plants; installation of interpretive signage for the citrus trees and plants 8:00am – 1:00pm Park Address: 9400 Dufferin Road , Riverside , CA 92504. Off of Hwy 91 Freeway at the corner of Van Buren Blvd and Dufferin Ave. Meet at the Park Visitor Center/Museum at 8AM (Registration) 100-200 Gloves, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothes, your own tools and water

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AUBURN STATE RECREATION AREA GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Bill Deitchman 530.823.4164 or Projects: Time: Location: Clean up the Confluence area; remove vehicles and debris from the canyons; install park benches along hiking trails; paint over graffiti. 8:00am – 1:00pm (Interpretive Hike at 1:00 p.m.) Meet at the Old Foresthill Bridge located on Old Foresthill Road at the Confluence of the North Fork and Middle Fork American Rivers. This is approximately 2.5 miles south of Auburn on Highway 49. From Sacramento, take I-80 east. Take the Elm exit south. Go one block south and left turn on Highway 49/High Street (south bound). Travel approximately 2.5 miles to the river. Highway 49 takes a sharp right turn over the Highway 49 bridge, but you should instead continue to go straight ahead onto the Old Foresthill Road. Travel ¼ mile to the Old Foresthill Bridge which is located at the Confluence of the two rivers. 200 Water, gloves, pants, boots, hat, sunscreen and rain gear if needed.


FOLSOM LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Terri Lopez 916.988.0205 or Projects: Folsom Powerhouse – removal of vegetation in the historic spillways, around historic structure/features for fire protection, weed abatement within the historic core of the park unit, installation of interpretive panels, major trash clean up along historic canal trail that runs along the American River. Folsom SRA various locations – i.e. Negro Bar, Granite Bay, Beal’s Point, Brown’s Ravine, Willow Creek – trash pick up and non-native plant removal in identified areas with state representative Time: Location: 9:00am – 1:00pm From Hwy 50 Eastbound take the Folsom Blvd exit. Continue approximately 3 miles and turn left on Greenback Lane. Take your first left into the Negro Bar unit of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. The street address is 9875 Greenback Lane 75 Water, gloves, pants, boots, hat and sunscreen

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CHINO HILLS STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY COCA-COLA/STATER BROTHERS Park Contact: Raphael Samuel 951.780.6222 or Projects: Chino Hills suffered a major fire in November 2008 that destroyed over 90% of the park’s valued resources, including various structures. Earth Day volunteers will help start the restoration and rehabilitation of the park. This includes three major projects to be completed around the Rolling “M” Ranch/Day Use Area and Group Camp/Horse Camp Area: - Propagating of Walnut Trees from seeds (approx. 100) - Replanting of Native Plants and vegetation (approx. 150) - Replacing/repair of fence posts/railings (approx. 200 ft) Time: Location: 8:00am – 1:00pm From Hwys 91 or 60 take Hwy 71 to Soquel Canyon Dr. Turn west on Soquel Canyon Dr. Turn left on Elinvar Dr. Turn left on Sapphire Rd. Park entrance is on immediate right. Go 3 miles on dirt/paved road to Rolling “M” Ranch and meet at the Campfire Center. 200 Your favorite work gloves, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a large brim hat (if you have one), and a friend.

CANDLESTICK POINT STATE RECREATION AREA GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E, ORACLE AND VIRGIN AMERICA Park Contact: Patrick Rump 415.574.5103 or Projects: Planting, mulching, habitat restoration, native plant propagation, garden repair, and nursery/garden improvements followed by wrap up BBQ. 9:00am – 1:00pm From 101 exit Candlestick Park Exit and proceed east on Harney Way half way around stadium. The entrance is on the right hand side. Follow signs for Earth day registration. 100 Closed-toe shoes and dress in layers

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CASWELL MEMORIAL STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Mike Whelan 209.599.9485 or 209.599.3810 Projects: Native rose and California blackberry planting; removal of nonnative plant species; spreading chip bark on day use trails; trail maintenance; campfire center maintenance; litter pickup on main park trails. 9:00am – 1:00pm Take Highway 99, use the Austin Road exit from North or South 99. Head SW on Austin Road, which will dead end at Caswell Memorial State Park. 200 Work gloves, water bottle (one you can carry), sunscreen, bug and mosquito repellant, layered clothes, rain gear (if necessary), sturdy shoes, a large brimmed hat and a FUN HEART.

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CUYAMACA RANCHO STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY SUPERVALU/ALBERTSON’S Park Contact: Michael Curtis 858.278.3280 or Projects: 1. Removal of fallen trees from the trails and fireroads (Cuyamaca Rancho burned in the Cedar Fire in 2003. Last year we had over 200 tree trunks fall on trails and fireroads during the fall and winter. We expect more tree failures with this fall and winter season because of the dry rot in the dead standing trees and a newly discovered oak beetle killing the black and live oak trees that survived the fire) 2. Replace burned stake and rider fencing along the highway and access roads to prevent vehicles from driving into the meadows in the park. 3. Clear brush along trails. 4. Repair trail tread damaged by winter storms. 5. Plant replacement trees in Paso Picacho group camps Time: Location: 9:00am – 1:00pm From Interstate Hwy 8 go north on Japatul Road (Hwy 79). Stay on Hwy 79 (becomes Cuyamaca Hwy). You enter the park after about 6 miles. Green Valley Campground is about 6 miles north of the south park boundary and Paso Picacho Campground is about 8 miles further north 200 Boots, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat, sunscreen, work gloves, a coat and poncho in case of precipitation. Lunch will be provided.

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MONTAÑA DE ORO STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Phil Gross 805.772.4006 or Projects: Time: Location: Volunteers: Bring: Maintenance of trails throughout Montaña de Oro State Park including trail rehabilitation, brushing, trimming and litter pickup. 8:30am – 1:00pm Take Los Osos Valley Rd. to Montaña de Oro State Park Unlimited Water, gloves, pants, boots, hat and sunscreen

CSPF manages a very popular state parks photography contest and gallery at (click on the photo contest link). Anyone with a camera and a love of state parks can participate!

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HALF MOON BAY STATE BEACH GRANT PROVIDED BY ORACLE Park Contact: Joanne Kerbavaz 650.726.8805 or Project: Continue the on-going habitat restoration project by removing non-native species and planting native plants. Some volunteers may be asked to help build benches for the native plant nursery. 9:00am – 12:00pm Take Hwy 280 or 101 to West 92 towards Half Moon Bay. At the intersection of 92 and Hwy 1, turn left (south). Turn right at the light, Kelly Street. Follow all the way to the end of the street and turn right into the park entrance. Proceed to kiosk and let them know you are there for Earth Day. Unlimited Layered clothing, closed-toed shoes, water, sunscreen and hat. Gloves will be provided.

SHASTA STATE HISTORIC PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Lori Martin 530.225.2065 or Projects: Volunteers will work with park staff to remove overgrown vegetation and invasive species on the hillside overlooking Main Street, Shasta. This will restore the panoramic view shed of the park and surrounding valley from the historic Catholic cemetery. Volunteers will also remove invasive species such as Broom; and build a fuel break to protect the park from wildland fire. 9:00am – 1:00pm From I-5, take Hwy 299 west from Redding, California. The courthouse museum at Shasta State Historic Park is located 5 miles west of Redding at the intersection of Hwy 299 west and Trinity Alley in Shasta, CA. 75 Sturdy shoes, pants, long sleeves and gloves

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CARPINTERIA STATE BEACH GRANT PROVIDED EDISON INTERNATIONAL Park Contact: Cathy Wills 805.566.2494 or Projects: Time: Location: Beach cleanup 9:00am – 1:00 pm Casitas Pass Road exit, go south on Casitas Pass Rd. to Carpinteria Ave. , go right and then left on Palm Ave to the park entrance and the foot of Palm Ave. at the beach. 80 Time: Location:

CLARKSBURG RIVER ACCESS FACILITY GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Dimitrios Georges 530.406-4884 or Projects: Plant native California grasses and shrubs along the river terrace embankment to enhance riparian habitat, reduce noxious weeds, and threat of fire. Install irrigation system to help establish native plants. Pick up trash along riverbank. 8:30 am – 1:00 pm 38125 S River Rd, Clarksburg, CA 95612-5051. Park is adjacent to the West bank of the Sacramento River approximately 2.5 miles South of the town of Clarksburg. Directions from West Sacramento: At I-80, proceed south on Jefferson Blvd for 11 miles to Clarksburg Road. Proceed East on Clarksburg Road 3 miles to the town of Clarksburg to River Road. Proceed South on River Road (levee road along the west bank of the river) for 2.5 miles to the park site. 75 Gloves, hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, hand trowels to plant grass plugs, and shovels to plant native shrubs. Trash bags will be provided. Fishing gear is recommended as the site is adjacent to the river and offers good striper, catfish, and sturgeon fishing within season (please check your fishing regulations and don’t forget to bring your current fishing license).


COAST DAIRIES STATE PARK GRANT PROVIDED BY PG&E Park Contact: Randy Widera 831.334.0372 or Projects: Volunteers will work on a major habitat restoration project at Laguna Beach in the new Coast Dairies State Park unit. Project includes removing invasive plants, caring for newly planted native plants, and various other tasks related to habitat restoration. In addition, a full-scale cleanup of Laguna Beach will be conducted. 9:00am – 1:00pm Meet at the Wilder Ranch State Park Parking Lot, just North of Santa Cruz on Highway 1. Shuttles will run between Wilder Ranch and the site. 150 Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, garden gloves, cap/hat, sunscreen and water bottle.

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• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy – Recognized PG&E with the 2009 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence award, their highest honor and one of a long track record of awards for the company’s nationally-recognized energy efficiency programs. Over the past three decades, PG&E’s energy efficiency programs have helped customers save more than $22 billion in energy costs, while preventing more than 135 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. • Solar Electric Power Association (SEFA) Awards – Recognized PG&E for leading the way in expanding solar energy through customer-side solar metering, company-procured solar and customer education. In SEFA’s annual Top Ten Ranking, PG&E also received a #1 ranking for solar generation on the customer-side of the meter. • John Muir Association Conservation Award – Recognized PG&E for outstanding achievements in the areas of environmental stewardship and conservation, including launching an industryleading habitat conservation plan, partnering to restore habitat, and managing our forests sustainably.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and its more than 20,000 employees and retirees are again proud to partner with the California State Parks Foundation for its 2009 Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup events. As one of the largest utilities in the United States – as well as one of California’s biggest landowners – PG&E is keenly aware of its environmental responsibilities. We are also firmly committed to addressing climate change in partnership with our customers and stakeholders.

A Long-Standing Commitment to the Environment
PG&E’s environmental commitment covers a broad range–from providing grants for non-profit environmental initiatives to offering our customers a suite of smart energy solutions, such as energy efficiency programs, solar energy incentives, and our innovative ClimateSmart™ program, which allows our customers to voluntarily become carbon neutral. We are also aggressively adding more renewables to our power mix, addressing our greenhouse gas emissions, and pioneering new ways to protect sensitive habitat and species. In addition, more than 350,000 annual visitors to our 100 recreational facilities, campgrounds, boat launches, trailheads, picnic areas and fishing spots can attest to our passionate support of the environment.

Our Employees Make the Difference
PG&E is proud of its history of environmental initiatives and contributions, but none of this good work would have been possible without our employees. In addition to their professional dedication to PG&E’s environmental commitment, employees have volunteered countless hours to clean up rivers and beaches, replant trees and join in other local environmental partnerships. This year will mark the eighth consecutive year that PG&E has partnered with the California State Parks Foundation on Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup events. Our participation has increased over the years, with more than 1,300 PG&E employees, retirees and their families and friends volunteering in 2008. Over the past seven years, PG&E has granted more than $850,000 to fund vital maintenance and improvement projects at California’s parks. During this time, PG&E contributed more than 10,000 volunteer hours on Earth Day.

Award-Winning Programs
PG&E was honored to be named one of the “100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and Corporate Knights, Inc. PG&E has also earned more than 150 awards for a wide variety of environmental initiatives and efforts during its 100-year history. Recent awards include: • The California Planning and Conservation League’s Environmental Business of the Year Award – Recognized PG&E for its ongoing leadership in renewable energy and land stewardship. This annual award honors companies, non-profits and individuals that positively impact California by addressing critical environmental issues. • Audubon California’s Corporate Achievement Award – Honored PG&E’s significant achievements in protecting California birds and important habitat, including our migratory bird protection program, the extensive installation of bird-safe equipment in Big Sur to protect the California Condor and PG&E’s ongoing efforts to protect the Peregrine Falcon, among other initiatives. Please visit for more information.

Please Join Us on Earth Day
On Saturday, April 25, 2009, we invite you to join PG&E at one of our 16 project sites: Angel Island State Park Auburn State Recreation Area Candlestick Point State Recreation Area Caswell Memorial State Park Clarksburg River Access Facility Coast Dairies State Park Folsom Lake State Recreation Area/ Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park

The Big River Unit of Mendocino Headlands State Park and Mendocino Woodlands State Park Millerton Lake State Recreation Area Montaña de Oro State Park Mt. Diablo State Park The Park at Riverwalk Patrick’s Point State Park Samuel P. Taylor State Park Shasta State Historic Park


At SUPERVALU/ALBERTSONS, we have a responsibility to minimize our environmental footprint and are committed to honoring our pledge as environmental stewards. All of our business units and operations teams consistently work to identify and support business initiatives that are environmentally-friendly, ranging from promoting customer involvement in the company’s recycling programs to further reducing energy usage in our stores and offices. We are committed to environmental stewardship and sustainable operations and will continually work to use energy more efficiently and reduce waste – all in the name of sustainability. Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy invites its customers to join us in our commitment to protecting the environment through responsible use of our natural resources. Albertsons Southern California Division is proud to sponsor three of the California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day 2009 Restoration and Cleanup locations. Recognizing that plastic shopping bags are one of the top nationwide contributors to litter and pollution, the company is prepared to go one step further in its commitment. From April 1st-22st, Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy will donate five cents to the California State Parks Foundation with the purchase of every Albertsons reusable grocery bag. Together and by thinking and shopping green, we can save our environment!

For more than 100 years, Edison International and its subsidiaries have been proud to support the communities in which we live, work, and serve. We continue to engage our employees and our communities in our efforts to help preserve a healthy and sustainable environment. To promote environmental education, Edison International has partnered with the University of Southern California Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies to create a unique program called the Edison Challenge. The company funds a one million dollar grant over four years – the largest environmental education grant Edison International has ever sponsored. The program engages students and teachers to create multi-faceted science projects about energy and the environment. Edison International subsidiary Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced completion of the largest environmental project of its kind in the United States -- the Wheeler North Kelp Reef off the coast of San Clemente, California. The 175-acre artificial giant kelp reef has created a two-mile kelp forest that is expected to provide a valuable new fish and wildlife habitat, significantly enhancing Southern California’s coastal environment and recreation resources. Edison Mission Group, another Edison International subsidiary, has one of the largest portfolios of wind energy projects in the U.S., with 25 projects currently in operation or under construction in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

Celebrating our Planet on Earth Day
Earth Day is about Awareness. Spreading the awareness that we must preserve our planet’s environment. Let’s do our part. Recycle. Change a light bulb. Plant a tree. Clean up a shoreline. Volunteer to make difference in our community. Not just on Earth Day, but every single day. Earth Day is about Protection. Protecting the diversity of life on earth. Come together and protect the land, water and air we need to survive. Conserve natural resources while providing the energy needed to improve the quality of our lives. That’s how we conduct our business. Every day. Earth Day is about Participation. Participating in every little way we can. Let’s celebrate the gifts of our planet. We salute the volunteers, nonprofits organizations, businesses and countless others committed to making a difference on Earth Day. And every day. For more information on environmental and volunteer efforts, please visit:

EarthGrains is best known for its line of 100% natural whole grain bread products that contain no additives, preservatives or artificial flavors. Available at local California grocery stores including Albertson’s, Raley’s, Ralph’s, Vons, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods, varieties include Whole Wheat 100% Whole Grain, 7-Grain and Wheat Berry with Honey. EarthGrains supports the protection of lands and waters through a donation to The Nature Conservancy and involvement in other local efforts. For further product information visit

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world’s largest enterprise software company, with more than 320,000 customers—including 98 of the Fortune 100—and supports these customers in more than 145 countries. We are proud that the same innovative spirit behind Oracle’s technological success also drives the creation of innovative global corporate citizenship initiatives that benefit our communities. We are committed to using our technology and resources to advance education in innovative ways, promote diversity, enrich the life of communities, and protect the environment. For more information about our approach to corporate citizenship, visit our website at:



Coca-Cola Enterprises Bottling Companies are local, franchised bottlers focused on sustainability in our operations. We have the largest hybrid electric delivery fleet in North America and three solar-powered facilities, and we’ve installed energy-efficient lighting. We’re building a Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design-certified (LEED) facility in Coachella, and we’ve installed water-saving equipment in our production facilities. With The Coca-Cola Company, we offer an expanded range of beverages and urge Californians to “Live Positively!” We’re proud to be working in partnership with the California State Parks Foundation and California State Parks on the “Reforest California” campaign and Earth Day volunteer events.

The FruitGuys. Good to the Earth (and Earthlings) Everyday. Good for People The FruitGuys is an easy, fun way to bring wellness to offices. Founded in 1998 to provide healthy fruit to employees, The FruitGuys has helped thousands of companies nationwide revolutionize their work environments. FruitGuys Fruit makes employees healthier, more productive, and loyal. Companies love the value of this easy way to boost wellness, morale, and the bottom line. Good for the Planet

Stater Bros. is committed to reviewing, selecting, and implementing business practices that promote the long-term well being of the company, the community, and the environment. The entire campus of the new Stater Bros. Corporate Offices and Distribution Center in San Bernardino, California includes many green building measures, such as an energy management system and energy efficient lighting, windows, roofing and air conditioning. The new Stater Bros. Refrigerated Distribution Center includes an energyefficient refrigeration system that reduces carbon dioxide emissions and is the equivalent of removing more than 1,800 automobiles off the road each year. Stater Bros. has long supported preserving our environment … from saving the Arrowhead Symbol in the San Bernardino Mountains to planting One Million Trees. The Stater Bros. “Family” is building a better tomorrow for all.

The FruitGuys FruitCrate is made of 65 percent post-consumer cardboard and is fully recyclable. It was designed earth friendly and strong, and in 2008 is made with 45% less cardboard than before. Our soy-based inks are water-soluble. The entire FruitGuys FruitCrate can go in your recycling bin or live on as a standard-size file storage box. Good Idea The FruitGuys is proud of our core mission: bringing wellness to the workplace. We believe that helping employees eat more fruit positively impacts lives—and the environment. Learn more at

New Leaf Community Markets has been serving the Central Coast from five locations in Santa Cruz County since 1985. Since then, New Leaf has fulfilled its mission “to nourish and sustain our community” by giving over 10% of profits annually to local non-profits and schools and by offering the best fresh, locally made foods and locally grown produce, clean meats, sustainable seafood, and organic, sustainably- produced groceries and body care.

Launched in August 2007, the San Francisco-based Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. In just a little over a year flying, the airline has won a list of travel industry best-in-class awards including, “Best Domestic Airline” in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards and in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston and starting on April 30, 2009 -- Orange County.

SkylarHaley is a product innovation leader with a strong focus on the food and beverage category and a talent for creating brands that move people. Established in 2003, the San Francisco-based private company boasts an award winning portfolio of ‘first-to-market’ products that include: essn™ Sparkling Juices, America’s first all-natural sparkling juices made from real varietal fruits; Stoneridge Orchards™ and Stoneridge Orchards Organics™, America’s first line of infused, sulfite free and preservative free dried fruits, and achievONE™, America’s first balanced – low carbohydrate, low sugar, and zero fat – great tasting nutritional coffee beverage.

© Outdoor Youth Connection, Mt. Diablo State Park



As residents of Los Osos for more than 30 years, Darren & Mari have a unique appreciation for our local environment. Darren & Mari have been supporting the California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup event at Montaña de Oro State Park for close to 6 years from their Laguna Village Subway location in San Luis Obispo. They are proud to be supporting the event for their third year as owners of Los Osos Subway. Darren & Mari appreciate all of the hard work and time the volunteers donate. They will continue to serve you with food donations in years to come.


Clear Channel Radio – Fresno’s KHGE-FM/Big Country 102.7 ( plays all the Big Country hits you know and love. Big Country 102.7 is dedicated to serving the community by sponsoring a number of worthwhile causes throughout the year. We salute all of you for your support of Earth Day 2009!


Founded in Berkeley, California in 1966, Peet’s mission has been to bring our customers the highest quality coffee. Since our founding, we’ve held the belief that true quality cannot be achieved without social, environmental and economic sustainability. Peet’s commitment begins with forging long-term, direct relationships with coffee partners, whose quality earns them premium prices. Peet’s also supports organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people who live in coffee-growing regions, and remains committed to sustainability from source to cup, roasting 100% percent of our coffees in the first LEED® Gold certified roasting facility in the nation. In keeping with our mission, values and guiding principles, Peet’s is equally committed to nourishing and enriching the local communities in which we do business by supporting schools and non-profit organizations who provide services and programs for children and those in need. Peet’s also strives to be a good steward of the earth’s resources. To this end, Peet’s supports a variety of initiatives, including recycling and food waste composting in stores wherever possible, providing used coffee grounds to customers upon request, as well as providing a special discount to customers who use their own mug and reuse their coffee bags. For more information please visit

The North Coast’s daily newspaper has survived and thrived for more than a century and a half. The first Humboldt Times was published in September 1854 in Humboldt County. The Humboldt Standard was first printed in April 1875, a time of growth and economic vitality for a region tapping heavily into the abundant timber and fishing resources. The two papers were merged on June 1, 1967. Since those days, the North Coast’s fortunes have waxed and waned, hard hit at times by changing natural resources laws and activism, yet bolstered by an undiminished natural beauty and rural splendor marked by rocky coasts, ancient forests, mountains, lakes and unspoiled rivers. In 2006, we introduced our electronic edition, which provides a waste-free, environmentally friendly way to read the newspaper. We also periodically publish a special section about waste awareness. We use corn-based ink to print our newspaper, and encourage recycling and energy conservation in our offices and in the communities we serve. We are happy to once again partner with California State Parks for Earth Day 2009.


KIEM, News Channel 3 has been on air for 50 years in Eureka, California. Channel 3 enjoys its position as the most watched television station on the North Coast serving 60,000 households in Northern California and Southern Oregon. KIEM is the only North Coast television station to offer local newscasts daily, that are watched by 8 out of 10 people every week. No other TV station, radio station or newspaper in the area even comes close. Our local news is rated in the top fifty 6:00 pm newscasts in the entire country. We are proud to once again to sponsor Earth Day and help raise awareness of the events in our community.

CBS 47 is on your side and a proud sponsor of Earth Day 2009. We would like to thank all of the volunteers who have joined us to make a difference. We recognize the long term impact volunteers make when they plant trees, restore trails or clean park lands. We hope that you will join us at this annual event so that we may enjoy our state’s treasures for years to come.

CSPF has created a new Podcast Series about California’s state parks that is available online for anyone to listen to: (click on Podcast link).
© Steve Albano, Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve



Every March, CSPF sponsors Park Advocacy Day in Sacramento—an event that brings together park supporters from throughout California to advocate for the protection and enhancement of California’s 279 state parks. To find out more about this event, visit our website
© Sara M. Skinner, Point Lobos State Reserve


What is green and black all over? The Huntington Beach Independent with help from its parent company, The Los Angeles Times. An industry leader in recycling, the Los Angeles Times has won several honors including a national Environment and Conservation Challenge Award for its recycling efforts and other programs. As a company we are committed to our readers, advertisers and our environment. Established in 1966, the Huntington Beach Independent serves the Orange County communities of Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. Published on Thursdays, it boasts an average circulation of 17,255 and an average readership of 43,138. Our newspaper and website provide hyper-local news and a valuable community-focused perspective. For more information, call 714.966.4600 or visit


Bicoastal Media is a communications company with radio broadcasting as its core business. Bicoastal was formed in 1998 by Kenneth R. Dennis with the objective of acquiring properties, primarily in small and medium radio markets, that have good growth prospects or attractive competitive environments. At present Bicoastal Media owns or operates 50 stations in 9 distinct markets in California, Oregon and Washington. Bicoastal clusters its radio stations in markets to increase operating efficiency and deliver diversity in formats with superior programming. We work hard to make our communities better places to live and work. From public service campaigns to high profile community events our commitment to our communities is firm. Bicoastal Media’s existence has been based on service to our listeners, communities and advertisers.
KRED 92.3 FM


The Auburn Journal is the daily newspaper covering Placer County and parts of El Dorado and Nevada counties as well. Established in 1872, The Journal has a rich history in providing quality community journalism. For more information, visit


KTLA 5 CW is the first commercially-licensed TV station in the western United States. Its first broadcast was seen on January 22, 1947, presented by Bob Hope. KTLA is known for its ‘firsts’ live coverage of important events occurring in the greater Los Angeles area. KTLA strives to make a difference in the communities it serves. The station and its staff, including on-air personalities, continue to create and participate in community outreach projects and events. These include the Stan Chambers Journalism Awards, which was designed to award high school seniors funds to further education and a local ‘Season for Sharing’ food drive created out of the urgent need to support the local area food bank. Additionally, KTLA maintains an ongoing ‘Green’ news report on-air as well as online at both of which feature various energy efficient resources. KTLA is proud to be a part of Earth Day to continue with its commitment of providing awareness to the community, specifically the importance of preserving the enjoyment of the California State Parks for everyone. KTLA is where L.A. Lives, connecting to the community through reliable and award-winning news and compelling entertainment in standard and high definition. KTLA is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For additional information visit

CBS13 (KOVR) and CW31 (KMAX) in Sacramento are owned and operated by CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation consists of 29 stations, including 16 CBS, 9 The CW, one MyNetworkTV and three stations not affiliated with major networks.

KFBK 1530 AM, Sacramento’s heritage radio station, has dominated the local broadcast landscape for over 80 years. Exclusive in format and a leader in ratings second to none, KFBK continues to bring Sacramentans the most up-to-the-minute news, weather, traffic and sports every day. Personalities round out the news content with a line-up that has no match....Rush Limbaugh, Tom Sullivan, Ed Crane, Amy Lewis, R.E Graswich, and Kitty O’Neal. KFBK is truly the voice of the market and the place where people tune in to find out what they need to know. Talk 650 KSTE AM, where Northern California comes to talk. While the interest is very high on knowing more about the topics on the minds of the market, KSTE takes the next logical step and opens the microphone to the community to discuss the top stories of the day in depth. Again, heavily laden with talent, Armstrong and Getty open the day and lead into The Clark Howard Show. Dr. Laura, Mike Savage,



and Sean Hannity round out the day followed by Mark Levin. On at night is Bill O’Reilly. Late nights are hosted by Jim Bohannon. KGBY My925 FM signed on December 26, 2007 playing Hot Adult Contemporary music. It’s designed to be a non-hype, music/listener focused radio station. The format is designed to target Adults 25-44. Listeners have control by requesting their favorite songs on the station’s website. My925 is the only radio station that names the title and artist after every song. Station events as well as community partnerships will be an integral part of the station’s long term success! KHYL V101.1 FM, the market’s only R&B and Old School Station, and one of the hottest stations in Sacramento. The station known for timeless hits continues to pump out the music in a contemporary and upbeat presentation. The station delivers solid performances in the 25-54 year-old arena and mirrors the Sacramento market ethnically. Look for adults 35-54 to score heavily on V101.1. Along with women 25- 54, the station has a great focus on a diverse audience. Street presence and community activity have become a staple of the station profile. www. ~ ~ ~


CBS 5 and The CW 44cable12 salute the California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup. CBS 5 has an “environment and the green beat” headed by reporter, Jeffrey Schaub: log onto, click on environment for videos and past stories. Join The CW 44cable 12 and “go green”: Log on to, click on “community” and then “go green”, and check out the simple things you can do everyday to help save the environment. CBS 5/The CW 44cable12 are part of the CBS Television Stations division, one of the largest network-owned station groups. CBS 5 ( began in 1948 as the first television station in Northern California. The CW 44cable12 ( began in 1968 as the first UHF station in the Bay area. The two stations became a CBS/CW duopoly in 2002.


Green 960 is a unique on air and web service in the Bay Area, featuring progressive political talk and news by nationally-syndicated hosts Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and Thom Hartmann. The Green 960 News Team also brings you local news on issues of sustainability and liberal politics, weekdays from 9am-5pm. Move over conservatives, there’s another voice in town.

The environment is a major story at the San Jose Mercury News - not only on our pages, but in every aspect of the newspaper’s operation. Over the years, major facility upgrades at 750 Ridder Park Drive have dramatically reduced our energy and water consumption. An aggressive waste reduction program cuts the volume of chemicals and materials used (and disposed of) throughout the plant, and we work to minimize pollutants in the trash we do generate. We recycle and reclaim wherever possible - paper, batteries, lights, computer components and more. And of course the newspaper itself is printed on paper containing recycled fiber. These strategies are not only good for the environment, but have proven to be good for the bottom line. And that’s the story from the Mercury News.


Good Times, established in April, 1975, is published free every Thursday, and we distribute 45,000 papers throughout Santa Cruz County at more than 800 locations. We are an award winning newspaper, and the largest circulated and best read publication in the region. Our editorial focus is on news and opinion, arts, entertainment, and events. The mission of our publication is to present stories of local interest, and to reflect the voice, spirit and character of our unique community. You can find us online at
CSPF is involved in many interesting projects up and down California. To read about them or contribute, go to (click on What We Do). The projects include, in part: • Yosemite Slough at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, San Francisco • Pigeon Point Lighthouse, San Mateo County • Rio de Los Angeles State Park, Los Angeles • Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles • Silver Strand State Beach, San Diego

KEYT-TV serves as the ABC affiliate for California’s central coast, broadcasting quality news, sports and entertainment programming from the ABC Television network. The station places its primary emphasis on local news and local community involvement. With “Children First” as its campaign theme, the station is directly involved with countless youth-orientated community service projects. KEYT also produces and broadcasts several local telethons per year, as well as two weekly programs focusing on local news and community service. Now serving more than 50 years of service to Santa Barbara County, KEYT reaches more than 500,000 households from Thousand Oaks to San Luis Obispo.

© Stephen Woodward, Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach



The following organizations offer year-round opportunities for volunteers to care for the environment.
© Stephanie Gabler, Emerald Bay State Park

Statewide California Coastal Commission 415.904.5200 California Native Plant Society 916.447.2677 California ReLeaf 530-757-7333 Earth 911 1.800.CLEANUP Friends of the River 916.442.3155 Keep California Beautiful 1.800.CLEANCA

Cosumnes River Preserve 916.684.2816 Protect American River Canyons

Los Angeles Friends of Ballona Wetlands 310.306.5994 Heal the Bay 800.HEAL.BAY Malibu Foundation 310.652.4324

San Francisco Bay Area Acterra 650.962.9876

© Stephen Woodward, Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach

Santa Monica Mountains Bay Area Open Space Council Trails Council 818.222.4531 Committee for Green Foothills Tree People 650.968.7243 818.753.4600 East Bay Regional Park District 1-888-EBPARKS Friends of the Urban Forest 415.561.6890 Neighborhood Parks Council 415.621.3260 Save the Bay 510.452.9261 Save Our Shores 831.462.5660

Last year there were unprecedented threats to our state parks. When 48 parks were threatened with closure, and 16 state beaches were slated for a reduction in their lifeguards, CSPF created the Save Our State Parks Campaign (SOS) and a very popular website More than 10,000 Californians officially endorsed the SOS campaign, and more than 50,000 signed postcards, petitions or action alerts to their legislators and the Governor opposing any park closures. Two hundred organizations, businesses, chambers of commerce and local governments also officially endorsed the
© Mike Ryan, Portola Redwoods State Park

Surfrider Foundation 949.492.8170 Volunteers in Parks Program

San Diego Environmental Health Coalition 619.474.0220 San Diego Coastkeeper 619.758.7743 The San Diego River Park Foundation 619.297.7380 The San Diego Sea to Sea Trail Foundation 619.303.6975

Sacramento Area American River Conservancy 530.621.1224

SOS campaign. And we helped save the parks! Visit the website to find out more.



In celebrating Earth Day, join thousands of PG&E customers who are making a positive impact on the environment by participating in for the ClimateSmart™ program.
© Mike Ryan, Sonoma Coast State Park


Please join the California State Parks Foundation and PG&E to celebrate Earth Day. PG&E is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2009 Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup on April 25, as we begin our eighth consecutive year of working with the California State Parks Foundation to help protect and preserve our beautiful parks for the enjoyment of all Californians. Supporting the California State Parks Foundation’s initiatives on Earth Day is just one reflection of PG&E’s dedication to environmental leadership and commitment to the communities we serve. Over the past seven years, PG&E grants of more than $850,000 have helped fund vital maintenance and improvements at California’s parks. During that time, our employees have given more than 10,000 volunteer hours to support efforts on Earth Day. Last year, nearly 1,300 PG&E volunteers – employees, retirees, and their families and friends – joined together on Earth Day at 13 parks, recreation areas and beaches to remove litter, plant trees, clear nature trails, weed out non-native invasive plants and refurbish picnic areas. I attended the 2008 Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup, and look forward to attending this year. To everyone who participated last year, we extend our sincere thanks and appreciation. We hope to see you again this year.

The ClimateSmart program, a first-of-its-kind, helps you to balance out your home’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through environmental conservation, restoration and protection projects. By adding a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to your monthly PG&E bill–around $5 a month for the typical home–you can join the fight against climate change and reduce your carbon footprint. To learn more, calculate your home’s carbon footprint and sign-up, visit

© Stephen Woodward, Lake Del Valle SRA

2009 is CSPF’s 40th Anniversary! To help us celebrate visit our website at and click on our 40th Anniversary link. There you’ll find an interactive timeline of CSPF’s past four decades, Anniversary podcasts, and a page where you can submit

Peter A. Darbee Chairman, CEO and President PG&E Corporation President and CEO Pacific Gas and Electric Company

your favorite story about hiking in or simply visiting a state park. Some of these stories are selected to be included in our podcast series. Want to be interviewed and be on the web? Submit a story!


Earth Day is a great opportunity to come out to state parks and lend a hand with projects and programs that help improve our parks. But the work of keeping our state parks open and accessible to all Californians happens all year long. You can help continue your stewardship for state parks by becoming part of a statewide network of park advocates who lobby their elected officials for funding, protection and preservation of the state park system. Become part of CSPF’s Advocates Network by visiting our online action center at Throughout the year, you’ll receive up-to-date information about the latest issues facing state parks. You’ll also have an opportunity to call, write or visit with your local elected officials and participate in annual Park Advocacy Days, held in Sacramento. Join the network, and make your voice heard!

© Vincent James, Mount Diablo State Park