Coastside State Parks Association

Sure, California’s crowded, but with so many state and national parks and open spaces it can be easy to forget. There are 15 state parks along the San Mateo County coast between Año Nuevo and Gray Whale Cove alone; only 36 miles! This is an incredible number of protected places along an equally incredible stretch of coastline. But parks don’t clean themselves. So how does the state afford to maintain them all?

It gets by with a little help from its friends, like the Coastside State Parks Association (CSPA). The CSPA, a nonprofit, raises money to support public education and interpretation programs at the park. Basically they work to ensure that folks know the parks are there for the public to enjoy, and to support the various flora and fauna that live in them. Find out how to help at Coastside State Parks Association.