HELP AAA SAVE CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
Get a Free AAA Insurance Quote, Help Keep State Parks Open. In Lake County contact, Justin McCray, AAA Lakeport, Auto-Home-Life, (707) 262-5913
EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 9, 2012 - Seventy of California's 279 parks have been slated for long-term closure due to budget cuts. In response to this dire situation, AAA Northern California is teaming up with the California State Parks Foundation to provide much needed funding to the cash-strapped California state parks system.
From July 1 through August 30, AAA Northern California's "Summer Road Trip" campaign will donate five dollars to the California State Parks Foundation for each AAA Insurance quote completed within a AAA branch office. Getting a quote is free. The money will help support the California State Parks Foundation's "Answer the Call" campaign. The campaign is working to help stop the closure of 70 California state parks, while creating a bold vision to safeguard, strengthen, and sustain parks through new models of excellence in the future.
"You can help save your parks by visiting your local AAA branch and becoming a part of the AAA 'Summer Road Trip' campaign that will benefit our historical California parklands," said Paul Gaffney, president and CEO of AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah. "AAA is deeply committed to the legacy and the preservation of our unique natural, cultural and historical resources. We are honored to be the corporate sponsor with the California State Parks Foundation in this effort."
With its 130,000 members, the California State Parks Foundation is the only independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and advocating for California's magnificent state parks. For more information about the California State Parks Foundation, visit calparks.org.
"We are thrilled to partner with AAA on its 'Summer Road Trip' campaign," said Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the California State Parks Foundation. "Our state parks are an amazing resource for tourists and those traveling this summer. The Road Trip campaign with AAA is very fitting. Although many of the 70 parks on the list have short-term reprieve from closure, the entire system remains threatened. AAA's generous donation to CSPF will enable us to work to help keep threatened parks open."
Visit mag70.calparks.org for full page photographs, videos and stories about the 70 California state parks AAA is helping to save.
AAA Northern California offers a wide array of automotive, travel, insurance, DMV, financial services and consumer discounts to over 4 million members. AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers since it was founded more than 100 years ago.
Posted on 7/23/2012