local orgs and agencies

links last updated: 08/04/13

I'll admit I often take for granted the numerous parks, open spaces, governmental organizations, universities, museums, and dedicated groups, as if they've always been there and will continue in perpetuity to enrich the public... but it takes money, space, time, and people who are knowledgeable and committed. With drastic cuts in funding to our CA State Parks and local museums, I'm reminded of the irreplaceable value of the folks (employees, volunteers, and enthusiasts alike) who keep these places up and running.  It's a gift for all of us and future generations.  Thanks to the incredible work of the following organizations and public agencies, I have the opportunity to hike, enjoy, and learn about my local natural world.  Please find and support your own local orgs and agencies!
Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA)
Friends of Pinnacles
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks 
Friends of the Elephant Seal 
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The Humane Society of the United States Animals
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Chapter, California Native Plant Society
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Monterey City Parks & Beaches
Monterey County Parks
Monterey Peninsula, Audubon Society
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD)
Monterey State Historic Park
Morro Bay National Estuary Program
Morro Bay State Park Museum
Morro Coast, Audubon Society
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
The Nature Conservancy California Field Guide
Pacific Grove City Parks & Open Space
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Pacific Grove Public Library
Point Lobos Foundation
San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Learning
San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
San Francisco Recreation and Parks
San Luis Obispo Chapter, California Native Plant Society
San Luis Obispo State Parks
Santa Cruz Bird Club 
Santa Cruz Chapter, California Native Plant Society
Save Our State Parks
U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management - California Offices
U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service - California
Ventana Wildlife Society

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