The featured ‘Story of the Week’ in this week’s Preservation Magazine is on the dire straits of California’s state parks. As the well-researched article points out (and with the opening verbal imagery provided by yours truly…), the funding cuts are harming every aspect of the system. The only silver lining is the strong interest from the public – and volunteers – in helping. But real support will only come when a measure like a vehicle-registration fee that is earmarked for parks is passed, something the CA Parks Foundation has been pushing. We’ll probably see next fall just whether the state’s voters will put their money where their mouths are, so to speak.

See the article from Preservation Magazine on California’s state parks here.

More information about the proposed State Park Access Pass and the petition drive to get it on the November 2010 ballot here.