An example of an interpretive sign at Año Nuevo.
Año Nuevo State Park

Interpretive signs enrich the experiences of all park visitors.

Now that the new accessible trail from the Interpretive Center and nearby parking lot to the nature preserve has been completed, park staff members are concentrating on creating new interpretive signs and replacing worn or outdated interpretive and warning signs. CSPA has budgeted funds to cover the cost of purchasing new signs in 2017.

HMB campfire center at Francis Beach Campground.
Half Moon Bay SB

The San Mateo Coast Sector has been allocated funds in California State Parks’ budget to improve the Campfire Center at the Francis Beach Campground in Half Moon Bay State Beach.  Last year, CSPA paid for the permit fees to get the project started.

Not included in the scope of the state-budgeted project is replacing the greatly outdated audio-visual equipment currently in use. CSPA plans to raise funds for new equipment, including a portable, high-definition video projector. This will greatly enhance the interpretive presentations for the campfire programs.

Pescadero State Beach and Marsh

Visitors to Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, whether on their own or on a walk led by a docent, rely on interpretive panels and displays to enrich their experience. Many of the panels now in the preserve are showing their age and are in need of replacement. CSPA has budgeted funding for the design and fabrication of new panels and signs.

Pigeon Point Light Station SHP

Funds from the Sacramento headquarters of California State Parks are in short supply for restoration projects due to the large, state-wide backlog of deferred maintenance. The chances of having a proposed project funded are heightened if the project is deemed “shovel ready.” To that end, CSPA will be funding an outside firm that specializes in such projects to assess the work necessary to preserve and restore Pigeon Point’s Fog Signal Building.