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AUDIO: Calif. Director Explains Parks Forward

June 6, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Logo for California’s new Parks Forward commission.

The following story is courtesy of KPCC, Southern California Public Radio.

It’s been a rough stretch for California’s state park system, between budget woes and the threat of park closures. Last year, the state parks director resigned after officials learned the department has been sitting on nearly $20.5 million in surplus money for over a decade.

Now state officials are taking new steps to improve the system by launching a new commission called Parks Forward.

Anthony Jackson, state parks director, joins the show with more.

Click here to listen to a 4-four minute interview with Jackson.

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