Saturday, May 31, 2008

Endangered California State Parks

Well, that could be any state parks. For some reason, when state governments are cutting budgets, things like state parks are among the first to get the axe.

This is the second of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 11 Most Endangered places list for 2008. Always a good thing to raise public awareness. When the NTHP speaks, folks tend to listen more.

The danger is not to one park, but to all 278 statewide. Fifty-one are considered to be historical state parks. The threats come from deterioration, neglect and poor public planning.

The governor, whose last name I will not attempt to spell originally proposed a 10% decrease in funding, but under pressure, restored most of the funds.

One park that would have been affected is the 1820s Franciscan La Purisima Mission near Compoc which was restored by the CCC during the Great Depression.

Save Those Parks. --RoadDog

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