A new model for saving state parks
Valley of the Moon Natural History Association would like to thank the Index-Tribune for your comprehensive coverage of our work to save Jack London State Park. Our efforts to save all three state parks are under way, with the help of the Parks Alliance of Sonoma County. This alliance is working to create a new model for parks, including collaboration between nonprofits, regional parks, state parks and city parks.
Annadel Park efforts are being led by Regional Parks.
Sugarloaf Ridge efforts are being led by Sonoma Ecology Center, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and Ferguson Observatory.
Jack London efforts are being led by Valley of the Moon Natural History Association.
Please note that VMNHA is submitting a proposal to operate only Jack London Park. Volunteer training, patrol work and interpretive support currently provided by VMNHA will continue in all three parks, most likely as a new form of collaboration which will be worked out through the alliance.
Further, we are indeed raising funds to support our efforts to retool our organization to meet the challenge ahead. To donate online, go to www.savejacklondon.com. Join our organization, stay informed and be part of the solution.
To learn more about the Parks Alliance, go to www.parksalliance.com.