10 Jul '11, 11am

Living on Earth: California State Parks Face Closure Despite Innovation

Living on Earth: California State Parks Face Closure Despite Innovation

GELLERMAN: It’s Living on Earth, I'm Bruce Gellerman. Across the nation, states are trying to balance their budgets by slashing funds to schools, mental health facilities, prisons and anti-crime efforts. California goes even further. The new budget calls for closing a quarter of the state’s parks. Seventy parks are slated to be shut saving 33 million dollars over the next 2 years. But state officials aren’t sitting still while the budget ax falls - they’re trying innovative ways to save parks financially and ecologically. Living on Earth’s Ingrid Lobet has our report.

Full article: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=11-P13-0...

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