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Mountain Parks Foundation

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General Agency Information
Name: Mountain Parks Foundation
Address: 525 N. Big Trees Park Road
Felton,  CA  95018
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-335-3174
Fax: 831-335-4295
Days/Hours of Operation: Call for Times
Description: Mountain Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1973 as one of the first three California State Park Cooperating Associations.

Mountain Parks Foundation supports the nature education and enrichment programs offered at Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks. We believe an informed public will ensure the preservation of the natural habitats and cultural history of our California State Parks.

Interpretive and educational programs funded by Mountain Parks Foundation serve more than 1.5 million park visitors annually, including more than 200 student classes who participate in on-site curriculum-based educational programs.

Mountain Parks Foundation provides for:
-visitor and nature centers
-nature and cultural history events
-a professional interpretive staff
-supplies and resources used by the parks' more than 200 dedicated volunteers and docents
-trail signs, information panels, books, guides, maps and materials that inform and broaden visitors' park experiences
-facilities, services, special programming and other activities
Mission: Mountain Parks Foundation in cooperation with California State Parks provides resources that enrich visitor's experiences by expanding their knowledge and appreciation of the natural environment and cultural heritage of Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks.
Programs: Ohlone Day, held in September

Annual Lobster Feed in October
Volunteer Info: Mountain Parks Foundation depends upon its wonderful volunteers to help with every aspect of our organization. Volunteer opportunities include assisting visitors in the Nature Store at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, assisting in the administrative office, or helping with the many special events.

For more information about volunteer opportunities and to sign up, please call our office at 831-335-3174 or email us at´╗┐.
Languages other than English: None
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Call for Information
Public Transportation: Not Available
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: Fixed Fee
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Felton
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Brenda Holmes
Executive Director
831-335-3174Ext: 205
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Conservation
Cultural Heritage Programs
Hiking Trails
Historic Preservation
Natural History Museums
Nature Centers/Walks
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Volunteer Opportunities
This agency was last updated on January 17, 2018.