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Spots left in State Parks-led backpacking trips!


Volunteer training at Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods state parks starts in April!


Friends has developed free Castro Adobe curriculum for grades 3-4.


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Sustaining the Legacy of State Parks and Beaches in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is an entrepreneurial nonprofit sustaining the legacy of our state parks and beaches. Through an innovative partnership with California State Parks, and by leveraging local community support, Friends funds educational programs, visitor services and capital projects.

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