Donation to keep state park open
03/25/2012 12:00 AM
08/21/2012 9:24 PM
The only state park in Plumas County will be spared the budget ax, thanks to a donation from its park association, the California Department of Parks and Recreation announced.
Plumas-Eureka State Park, off Highway 89 near Graeagle, is on terrain ranging from 4,500 to nearly 7,500 feet in elevation and features camping, a historic gold stamp mill and wildlife species that include mink and bald eagles.
The Plumas-Eureka State Park Association has donated $70,000 to keep the park open for the next two years.
The Parks Department slated 70 parks for closure in order to meet budget requirements, but about a dozen have been saved by special deals involving local donors or special plans for financing.
For more information on closures and efforts to save parks, see www.parks. ca.gov.
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