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Monterey County Local News: Parks & Recreation


All Local Parks & Recreation News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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12/11/2023
An estimated 100,000 pizza boxes have been removed from Yosemite’s waste stream. This is because the famed park now serves pizza on trays and puts to-go portions in compostable bags, part of a move to reduce food-related waste.

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12/01/2023
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Play can be a way for kids to learn new concepts, including math, vocabulary words and, according to transportation officials, the rules of the road.

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11/30/2023
Utility giant PG&E is set to raise its rates an average of 13% on Jan. 1. That equals an extra $32.50 a month, or $390 for the year.

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11/17/2023
After its acquisition of the 5,105-acre Basin Ranch, the Big Sur Land Trust is in pre-planning stages for its first co-management agreement with the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County. The acquisition creates a new nature preserve that will protect a critical wildlife corridor for a variety of vulnerable species.

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11/16/2023
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A majority of the Pacific Grove City Council in April all but killed the idea of a permanent skatepark in the town with a 5-2 vote, bowing to pressure by residents who feared such a facility would bring noise.

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11/15/2023
State and local leaders gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate a new plan that will increase access to the outdoors for all Californians, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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11/12/2023
A pilot program that allows Californians to visit many state parks for free—after checking out a pass from their local library—is helping increase access for more people of color and lower-income residents, according to research from the California State Parks Foundation.

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11/07/2023
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The Big Sur Land Trust, in its 45 years of existence, has now put over 45,000 acres of land into conservation—an average of more than 1,000 acres per year.

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11/07/2023
A beachside trail connecting the communities of Morro Bay and Cayucos could finally be built after 20 years. This happened after Chevron decided to sell land needed for the trail to be built.

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11/05/2023
Two theme park giants, Six Flags and Cedar Fair, announced they are merging. It could have potential impacts on California theme parks like Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

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10/27/2023
Camille Dixon, the announcer for Disney California Adventure, and her husband, Bill Rogers, the voice of Disneyland, are moving on from this work. They have been at the parks for more than 40 years combined.

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10/26/2023
Through this new program, artists, culture bearers, and California Native American tribes will be eligible to receive funding to create artwork throughout state and local parks.

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10/18/2023
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Sen. Anna Caballero stopped by Greenfield and Soledad to present checks for $1 million and $400,000, respectively, to Greenfield for radio transmission and reception upgrades and to the Soledad-Mission Recreation District.

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10/04/2023
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The City Council approved a one-year contract for up to $80,000 with Salinas-based Kysmet Security & Patrol.

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09/06/2023
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In conjunction with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, the city is launching a new weekly walk/bike/run event that will continue through October.

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08/30/2023
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Located in California’s Central Coast, the 160-acre Church Creek property overlooks the wild, sharp-crested ridges and steep valleys of the interior coastal range.

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08/27/2023
The Biden administration is one step away from designating the first national marine sanctuary nominated by a tribe. Tribal members of the Chumash, who have lobbied for the creation of this Central Coast preserve for more than a decade, would be involved in managing it.

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08/24/2023
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At the grand opening of Soledad’s newest public amenity, the 3.5-acre park was filled with excited children, happy parents and city officials.

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08/23/2023
Image for display with article titled Big Sur Land Trust Seeks State Funds for 5,105-acre Acquisition

It’s a scenic area in the rolling foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, one mile north of Carmel Valley Road near where it hits Arroyo Seco Road.

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08/13/2023
Some 7,000 square miles of ocean on California’s Central Coast could soon become the largest national marine sanctuary in the continental U.S. It could also make history as one of the first federal sanctuaries to be spearheaded by a Native American tribe.
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