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Webinar: What’s next for parks in California?

From Save the Redwoods League: What’s next for parks in California? Webinar on May 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm PST. The COVID-19 crisis has put a huge strain on parks in California. What’s next for these important places? Join a deep-dive discussion with key experts on 5/26. Learn more and register at

Webinar Topic: What’s next for parks in California?

Description: As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded, Californians turned increasingly to parks and open spaces not only for physical activity and fresh air but also for stress relief and their well-being. With some parks reporting a 400 percent increase in visitation when we first began sheltering in place, this enthusiasm for our parks actually forced some to temporarily close to keep the visiting public safe and socially distanced. Through it all, it is clear that the parks, public lands, and open spaces that we’ve protected are essential to Californians.

Now, as our state begins to heal and move forward into our new normal, questions remain about how to open and recreate in the parks safely, and how we can ensure that our parks meet the demands and needs of a growing, diverse, and stressed population.

Join Save the Redwoods League and a panel of experts for a timely discussion with audience Q&A about California’s parks. Submit your questions in advance to or enter them into the Q&A chat during the webinar. We’d love to hear from you and have you join us.


Robert E. Doyle,
General Manager of the East Bay Regional Park District

Caryl Hart, PhD,
California Coastal Commissioner and former Director of Sonoma County Regional Parks. Caryl is also on the Board of Directors for Save the Redwoods League.

Lorelle Ross,
Vice-Chair of the Tribal Council of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Lorelle is also a Save the Redwoods League Councilor.

Sam Hodder,
President and CEO of Save the Redwoods League


Jessica Carter,
Director of Parks and Public Engagement for Save the Redwoods LeagueTime

May 26, 2020 04:00 pm PST

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