Monday, July 23, 2012


Surfrider’s Perspective on Department of Parks and Recreation Surplus Funds.

On July 20, 2012 the Sacramento Bee published information about an investigation that found the Department of Parks and Recreation concealed approximately $54 million in surplus funds.  Surfrider Foundation was shocked and extremely disappointed to hear about the news; and we were dismayed that the funds were not used to help keep parks open when the State was planning to close nearly 70 parks because of a supposed lack of funds.

Surfrider recently wrote about how the parks that were slated to close will now remain open (due to local contracts with nonprofits and because the Governor and the legislature approved funds for the next fiscal year).  Read that post here

Despite the realization there are extra funds in Department of Parks and Recreation, our state park system is not out of the woods. The economic situation that led to potential closures does not go away, even with the newly discovered funds.   Surfrider Foundation will continue to work with the Save our State Parks coalition to ensure that the newly discovered funds will be directed to keeping parks open, functioning, and ensuring long term financial plans.  Continue to check this blog to stay up-to-date on the issue; and if you have questions, please email Stefanie at:  

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