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California State Parks Public Meeting on Operations - October 22, 2015

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California State Parks Public Meeting on Operations - October 22, 2015

Meeting to be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:30-7:00pm at the Sonoma Land Trust office,  822 Fifth Street, Santa Rosa.

California State Parks, Jack London Park Partners, Team Sugarloaf, and Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods welcome and encourage the general public to attend their annual meeting to discuss the operating agreements at Jack London State Historic Park, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, and Austin Creek State Recreation Area.   Each entity will review its annual report and highlight the accomplishments and challenges of park operations over the last year.  The group will also discuss the future of these State Parks and how new models of park operation are developing. 

Closure of these three parks in 2011 was avoided via operating agreements authorized by AB 42, in which these non-profit organizations stepped in to keep the treasured State Park lands and facilities in Sonoma County open to visitors.  The annual public meeting is a required component of each operating agreement, as specified in the authorizing legislation. 

Please direct park-specific questions to the appropriate contact below. 

Andrea Mapes, Park & Recreation Specialist, California State Parks (Austin Creek agreement) Andrea.Mapes@parks.ca.gov  (707) 937-9177

Breck Parkman, Senior Archaeologist, California State Parks  (Sugarloaf & Jack London agreements) Edward.Parkman@parks.ca.gov  (707) 769-5652 x216

Michele Luna, Executive Director, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods  (Austin Creek agreement)  Michele@stewardscr.or  (707) 869-9177

John Roney, Manager, Team Sugarloaf (Sugarloaf Ridge agreement) john@sonomaecologycenter.org  (707) 833-5712

Tjiska Van Wyk, Executive Director, Jack London Park Partners (Jack London agreement) tvanwyk@jacklondonpark.com  (707) 938-3689