With park closures looming, three leading bay area conservation organizations - Peninsula Open Space Trust, Portola and Castle Rock Foundation and Save the Redwoods League - have joined forces to help keep Portola Redwoods State Park open. This temporary reprieve will allow the park to remain open for the next 12 months while the nonprofits will work with California State Parks to develop a long-term solution and plan that would set Portola Redwoods on a path towards sustainability and excellence. The ultimate goal of the partnership is to protect some of the tallest, most majestic redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains for all park enthusiasts to experience and enjoy.
"This partnership agreement reflects a lot of hard work and creativity on the part of state park staff and our nonprofit partners," said Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks. "On behalf of California State Parks, I want to thank our partners for stepping up and filling the budget gaps."