Envirobeat: By The Numbers

The number of state parks that Gov. Schwarzenegger proposed closing last year as part of his plans to balance the state budget.


 The number of state parks in California.


 The number of state parks that experienced budget-related cuts in services.

$219 million
 The amount of money, over two fiscal years, that would flow to state coffers if the an offshore oil drilling project wins approval.

$140 million
 The amount of oil drilling money that would be directed to the state parks, under Gov. Schwzarzenegger’s budget proposal.

129 feet
The height of the Burney Falls in the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park on the Modoc plateau, one of the  most beautiful and little known of California’s state parks.

The number of acres in Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds in Monterey.

$19.9 billion
 The estimated budget shortage facing the state over two fiscal years, from the current 2009-10 fiscal year that ends June 30, and the 2010-11 fiscal year that begins July 1.


The number of  “Astronomy Nights” from April through September on top of Mt. Tamalpais in Mt. Tamalpais State Park. The events draws star gazers from around the state.


 The number of miles of hiking trails in Donner Memorial State Park, located in the Sierra Nevada about 100 miles east of Sacramento. The park is a memorial to the Donner Party, which was stranded in the Sierra in the winter of 1846-47.

 The number of camping sites at Donner Memorial State Park.

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