Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Sequoia Sempervirens in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

I hadn't heard this one, but it makes sense:

FACT: For every dollar that funds the parks, $2.35 is returned to the state’s General Fund through economic activities in the communities surrounding the parks.

That means eliminating all funding for state parks could actually result in the state losing over $350 million dollars in revenue

I picked it up on Help4Wildlife, but that links back to (and credits) the California State Park Foundation for the information.

1 comment:

M. D. Vaden of Oregon said...

That makes sense.

It was today I heard about the CA Governator's budget cut proposal, including parks to some degree. Interesting how people visiting those trees affect the economy.

Even when I pay a $3 day use fee in Oregon, the whole family spends much more to eat, or buy clothes in the area.


M. D. Vaden of Oregon