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State Parks Annual Passes extended three months! Find your new expiration date.

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Our local parks and beaches: thriving and available to all!

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is a vital partner with California State Parks, creatively working to ensure our cherished local parks and beaches are thriving and available to all. Friends’ innovative and collaborative community partnership provides support and investment for education, equity and inclusion, conservation, facilities improvements, historic preservation and cultural events.

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Straight-up dreamy at Wilder this morning. 💙 #thatsmypark ...

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Celebrate our local state parks and beaches. Pick up a shirt featuring your favorite spot on our website: https://thatsmypark.org/collections/adult-apparel/. And remember, all proceeds stay local! #shoplocal #supportparks #thatsmypark #tshirt #shoponline #californiastateparks ...

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"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." - Rachel Carson

#naturequote #inspirationalquote #rachelcarson #beauty #earth #thatsmypark
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Good news! 🎉 Parks are reopening following the #CZULightningComplex Fire.

Año Nuevo SP, Henry Cowell Redwoods SP (except for the Fall Creek Unit), Portola Redwoods SP and Castle Rock SP are now open.

Also, the inland trails at Wilder Ranch SP are open again. 🚵🏻‍♀️ 👣

Please remember to pay your parking fees — funds stay local to support our state parks and beaches.

#stateparks #californiafires #parksopen #thatsmypark #thatsmytrail #santacruznow #anonuevo #henrycowell #portolaredwoods #castlerock

📸 @castlerock_sp
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