In an effort to protect and enhance California‘s state parks system, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is funding resiliency grants to prepare state parks for natural disasters. The resiliency grants, totaling $50,000, are part of a $250,000 PG&E grant to the California State Parks Foundation.
The funding will be used to restore and clean up 40 state parks across California as part of the California State Parks Foundation’s 20th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup on Saturday, April 21.
Among the 40 parks benefitting from the funding and volunteer work in commemoration of Earth Day are Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and Trione-Annadel State Park in Sonoma County. Both parks sustained major damage in the devastating October 2017 wildfires. Volunteers will repair trails, access roads and structures in the parks.
Resiliency projects will focus on brush removal and habitat management to make parks better able to cope with fires, drought and other environmental impacts in the short term, and will bolster strategies to help make parks more resilient in dealing with the effects of climate change in the long term.
California’s state parks receive great benefits from the work completed by volunteers during the annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.