Thousands Volunteer for California State Parks Foundation’s 18th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup

Event Honors Earth Day by Beautifying 27 State Parks

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California State Parks Foundation (CSPF)’s 18th Annual Earth Day
Restoration & Cleanup, presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company
(PG&E), mobilized over 2,000 volunteers to participate in environmental
improvement projects at 27 state parks on Saturday, April 16. At locales
as diverse as rural Mendocino and Tulare Counties to urban Los Angeles
and San Francisco, volunteers removed invasive weeds and graffiti,
installed picnic benches and displays, built food storage lockers,
installed drip irrigation systems, painted work sheds and bathrooms,
picked up trash along shorelines and lakes, planted native shrubs and
bushes, repaired community garden boxes, and more. With continued budget
restrictions at state parks, these thousands of contributed volunteer
hours helped complete projects prior to the busy summer season as well
as keep parks clean and safe for all to enjoy.

Since its inception in 1998, CSPF’s Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup
program has resulted in 81,670 participants contributing more than
334,300 volunteer hours, worth nearly $6.39 million in park maintenance
and improvements. Additionally, nearly $5 million has been raised to
support the Earth Day program. Sponsors this year include PG&E, SUBWAY
Restaurants, Edison International, Oracle, Goldman Sachs, Southern
California Gas Company, The Nature Conservancy and Microsoft. In-kind
sponsors include Peet’s Coffee, Nature’s Path, Lundberg Family Farms and
Chipotle Mexican Grill.

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