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Park champions from Sacramento, San Diego, Long Beach, Pacific Grove, and I am sure I forgot to name a few, came together for the October 21th workday at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. There was Ada who has volunteered at more than 100 workdays, and the day’s leader Stephen Van Lydegraf, who has lead over 80 workdays.
The California State Parks Foundation is seeking volunteers for a workday at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The Saturday, October 21st, workday will focus on dead tree removal and cleanup in the campground at the park as well as other needed maintenance. The work will be followed by lunch and a park tour for all volunteers.
At 9 o’clock on Saturday morning a group of Park Champions met at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Lead by Park Champions Core Leader Stephen Van Lydegraf, they and AmeriCorps Team Silver 1 picked up their drop cloths, ladders, paint, brushes and rollers, and began painting the exterior of the Johnson Bakery. During Allensworth’s heyday, bakery owner, Mattie Johnson not only sold bread and other baked goods to the Allensworth residents, she also sold bread to the surrounding communities.
The California State Parks Foundation is looking for volunteers for a Saturday, April 1, 2017, work day at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The work day is from 9:00am to 1:00pm and will focus on re-painting historic buildings and other needed maintenance.
Assembly Bill 2444 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) will give California voters the opportunity to approve the issuance of bonds in the amount of $2,985,000,000 pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law to finance a parks, water, climate, and coastal protection.