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General Agency Information
Name:Mountain Parks Foundation
Address:525 North Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA  95018-9666
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-335-3174
Fax Number:831-335-4295
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Call for Times
Description:Mountain Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1973 as one of the first three California State Park Cooperating Associations.

Mountain Parks Foundation funds the nature education and enrichment programs offered at Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks. We believe an informed public will ensure the preservation of the natural habitats and cultural history of our California State Parks.

These programs annually serve more than 1.5 million park visitors, including more than 200 student classes who participate in on-site curriculum-based educational programs.

Mountain Parks Foundation provides for:
-visitor and nature centers
-nature and cultural history events
-a professional interpretive staff
-supplies and resources used by the parks' more than 200 dedicated volunteers and docents
-trail signs, information panels, books, guides, -maps and materials that inform and broaden visitors' park experiences
-facilities, services, special programming and other activities

Main Store is located at:
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Call for open hours 831-335-0782

Store at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
open weekends, 831-338-1927
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

ELIGIBILITY: Docents must go through training program.

FEES: Most events are free to public.
Park Entrance Fee: $10; $9 for Seniors)
Mission:Mountain Parks Foundation in cooperation with California State Parks provides resources that enrich visitor's experiences by expanding their knowledge and appreciation of the natural environment and cultural heritage of Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks.
Programs:Ohlone Day, held in September

Annual Lobster Feed in October
Volunteer Info:Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is seeking volunteers who want to assist visitors and share the natural and cultural history of the park. To inquire about joining the Henry Cowell docent volunteer staff, please call (831) 335-7077
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Not Available
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Fee Amounts:
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Felton

Brenda Holmes
Executive Director
831-335-3174 ext. 205

Subject Headings
Cultural Heritage Programs
Hiking Trails
Historic Preservation
Natural History Museums
Nature Centers/Walks
Private Nonprofits
Public Awareness/Education
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified January 21, 2015

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