First Annual California State Parks Week Begins At the moment: What to Know

The primary annual California State Parks Week has formally kicked off and can run by Saturday, June 18. Every day has a distinct theme with a mess of free occasions lasting all day lengthy to have a good time California’s 279 state parks.

“The parks embody not solely the state’s most iconic landscapes, but additionally the range of our folks, cultural experiences and moments of pleasure to be discovered alongside 1000’s of miles of trails,” Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League, stated in a press launch.

See beneath for a way California parks are celebrating and how one can become involved by taking part in free occasions by the week. 

Tuesday, June 14: Land Acknowledgement Day

The California State Parks Week kicks off with Land Acknowledgement Day on Tuesday. At the present time will honor and have a good time the Indigenous voices and tales of Native American lands. Some occasions occurring as we speak embrace Chumash Tradition Day and a Native American basket weaving class. See the complete listing of occasions for Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 15: Youngsters Profession Day

On Wednesday, the theme is Youngsters Profession Day. Youngsters and households are invited to discover the roles folks do to maintain the parks operating in good situation. Some occasions today are Hearst Fortress Careers and My Enjoyable Future within the Open air. This is a full listing of Wednesday’s occasions.

Thursday, June 16: Well being and Wellness Day

Thursday has been designated Well being and Wellness Day, the place you possibly can discover close by parks and find out about actions and occasions to encourage you. You may take part within the Guided Lava Bluffs Path Hike occasion or attempt Nature Journaling for Psychological Well being. See the complete listing of occasions occurring Thursday.

Friday, June 17: Stewardship Day

Stewardship Day is Friday’s theme, and you may find out about land and habitat administration actions involving vegetation and animals within the parks. Be a part of occasions reminiscent of visiting the Butterfly Backyard and attending the Environmental Impacts of Mining and Fashionable Options. Discover extra occasions right here.

Saturday, June 18: Partnership Day and Volunteer Day 

The ultimate day of California State Parks Week has two themes: Partnership Day and Volunteer Day. You may find out about how companies, nonprofits and others play a task in managing the California State Park System. To become involved, you possibly can be a part of occasions like Leo Carrillo Path Upkeep and Half Moon Bay Volunteer Habitat Restoration. Listed below are all of the Saturday occasions.