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State Stops Acquiring Park Land

California has stopped acquiring land for state parks for the foreseeable future because it can´t afford to staff and maintain new parkland.

That´s according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News.

State officials quietly decided in March to stop accepting or buying new parkland because they face a nearly ten billion budget deficit next year.

Following outcries from environmentalists and conservationists — the California Public Works Board agreed Friday to add one-thousand acres of redwoods to Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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