Our 10 Central Coast State Parks see an estimated 10 million visitors annually.
Bringing Our Mission To Life
We support programming for over 5,000 students annually for school field trips.
We supply firewood for over 7,000 campsites across 6 Central Coast State Parks.
In 2021 alone, over $54,000 went back to our State Parks for program expenses.
We reach an estimated 150,000 people annually via social media, community events outside of our parks, and website traffic.
We have fundraised $33,000 (and counting!) for the Western Monarch Trail project.
Since 1976, CCSPA has dedicated time, effort, and funding to the following endeavors:
- Funded the complete remodel and design of the gift shop at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, featuring incredible artwork of native species by a local artist.
- Founded the Western Monarch Trail project, a collaborative effort between several federal, state, and local agencies to protect the western monarch butterfly.
- Sponsor wildlife conservation initiatives such as Sea Otter Experience, SeaLife Stewards, black oystercatcher monitoring, western snowy plover research, western monarch butterfly outreach, and more.
- Funded thorough and professional cleanings and a complete remodel of the Spooner Ranch House at Montaña de Oro State Park.
- Sponsors the California State Parks PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students) programs at the Oceano Dunes and San Luis Obispo Coast Districts. These K-12 programs are virtual field trips to the local State Parks and follow Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) guidelines.
- Funds props and period clothing for volunteers in the living history program at Spooner Ranch House.
- Funds materials used in the district’s interpretive programs (campfire programs, Junior Ranger programs, guided hikes, school group field trips, etc.).
- Funded San Luis Obispo Coast District’s first ever virtual summer camp, Coastal Explorers: Bridging Youth and Families to Parks program during COVID-19.
- Funds rotating exhibits at the Spooner Ranch House and Morro Bay Museum of Natural History and enhancements to existing exhibits.
- Supports volunteer programs and other activities that contribute to educational services.
- Marketing and outreach on behalf of State Parks
- Grant writing