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Archive for 2014
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30th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA TRAILS & GREENWAYS CONFERENCE
April 22-24, 2015
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
“Building Connections: Enhancing the Links between Communities and Trails”
• Preserving wilderness trails while introducing people to the magic of the outdoors
• Ensuring healthy ecosystems within open space through sustainable trail design
• Creating access and enhancing opportunities for trail use
• Building stronger communities while promoting active and healthy lifestyles by connecting people and places through trails
• Ensuring advocacy and protection of trails among the next generation of stewards
• Reconnecting children to nature through trails
• Improving the environmental and social health of communities through alternative transportation options
• Boosting local economies through local desirability and the promotion of trails as a tourist attraction
• Emphasizing regional thinking through community partnerships
The California Trails & Greenways Conference provides trail professionals, advocates, volunteers and users with a venue for sharing practical, up-to-date trail management and advocacy skills; as well as a forum for networking and building support for accessible, inter-connected, and sustainable non-motorized trail systems. Since 1985, this investment of knowledge by California State Parks and the California Trails Conference Foundation has helped ensure trail stewardship and leadership for generations to come.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Ninety-five percent of past participants said the conference met or exceeded their expectations. Attendees included representatives from public agencies (51%), trail advocacy organizations (38%), and trails-related businesses (9%). That’s proof that even in really tough budget years agencies and not-for-profit organizations find this training invaluable!
CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
Proposals must be received by January 9, 2015
“Building Connections: Enhancing the Links Between Communities and Trails”
Click here for more information about Session Proposals
Concurrent sessionsoffering valuable lessons in effective trail program management and funding opportunities.
Networking opportunities linking trail leaders in the community and government so they can partner to solve the most difficult issues. Need a professional trail mentor? Join us!
Workshops that provide hands-on learning opportunities with the latest technologies for trail development and maintenance.
For more information about Workshop Proposals, click here.
The California Trails and Greenways Conference Awards acknowledge and show appreciation for worthy individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses that, through their hard work, integrity and social responsibility, have made outstanding contributions to promote, enhance or expand public awareness and use of trails and greenways in California during the year.
Information about Award Nominations:
Click Here – Call for Award Nomination
Help us build California’s Trails Community online.
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Trails-Conference/559186680759392
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CAtrails
The Conference happens because of you. Trail leaders from throughout the state contribute generously to our success and reap benefits for years to come. Don’t miss these opportunities to be more visible:
Sponsoring the conference supports the trails community while promoting your business, non-profit or agency. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Emily Williams, Executive Director with the California Trails Conference Foundation: (530) 562-7224 or click on this link: Becoming A Sponsor.
PURPOSE and HISTORY
The interactive conference forum meets California State Parks mandate under the Public Resources Code 5070.5 by providing:
High quality, innovative sessions covering the full range of trail topics, including current issues facing the trails community;
Day-long pre-conference workshops with hands-on learning;
Opportunities to network with other trail advocates to build support for local and statewide trail systems; and
Exhibits of innovative trail-related products and services.
Training trail professionals and community leaders advances the following state and federal programs:
The California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights www.calroundtable.org
California’s Climate Plan AB 32/SB 375 Transportation Goals http://www.climateplanca.org
California State Parks Accessibility Programhttp://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/21944/files/trailplandec2003updated.pdf
Strategic Growth Council SB 732 http://www.sgc.ca.gov
Governor’s Fitness Challenge http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=17217
National Park Service National Trails System Act http://www.nps.gov/nts/legislation.html
Facilities planning to meet The Americans with Disabilities Act http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/recreation-facilities/outdoor-developed-areas/background/committee-report/trails
National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund http://www.nps.gov/lwcf
US Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System Roads and Trails Programhttp://www.fws.gov/refuges/roads
Safe Routes to Schools http://www.saferoutesinfo.org
National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Programhttp://www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca
Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Programhttp://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/rectrails/index.htm
Bureau of Land Management National Scenic and Historic Trailshttp://www.americantrails.org/resources/fedland/blmnatplan0405.html
USDA Forest Service Recreation Programs http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/
US DOT, HUD and EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communitieshttp://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/pdf/partnership_year1.pdf
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign http://www.letsmove.gov/lets-move-outside
For more information on the purpose and history of the California Trails & Greenways Conference, click here.
For information on past conferences, including links to plenary and educational sessions, click here.
Free STEAM Maker Fest Kid’s tickets available at ITSA Bike Shop!
Location: 2790 Lytton Street, San Diego, CA 92110
ITSA Bike Shop is OPEN during the outside construction. Get on down there!
This construction project is going to take 2 and a half more months, but the shop has specific parking around the corner on St. Charles Street. Stop by for all your biking needs and while you’re there pick up your free kids tickets to STEAM Maker Fest at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday Dec. 6th.
STEAM Maker Fest is a showcase of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math leading to innovative, creative and social entrepreneurship. Come see the crafts and displays including educational robotics and other fun stuff!
Annual SDMBA Photo Contest
Thursday, December 4th, from 7pm – 9pm
Location: Cal Coast Bicycles
3020 Adams Avenue, San Diego CA 92116
IMPORTANT – You must RSVP to attend!
Join SDMBA and its sponsors including Cal Coast Bicycles for an evening of free pizza, beer, and mountain bike stoke. Stop by to enter in your action shots, enjoy good company, and check out the work of fellow mountain bikers.
Everyone is welcome but you must RSVP to evan(at)sdmba(dot)com if you wish to attend.
All photos will be displayed at the event and judged by your peers. Winners will receive some cool swag and get their photos printed on the SDMBA Poster Calendar for 2015.
Cal Coast Bicycles will be offering a 15% discount during the Photo Contest.
HERE ARE THE RULES:
- SDMBA / IMBA members can enter up to six photos for free; $10 for unlimited entries
- Non-members welcome – 3 entries for $10.00; or unlimited entries for $30 which includes free SDMBA/IMBA membership. You can become a member on-site.
- All photos are automatically entered for Best of Show
- Prints may range in size from a minimum of 5 x 7 to a maximum of 8 x 12. Please do not have the prints framed.
- Photos must be from within the last 5 years.
- On the back of your photo please include your name, email, phone number, the category and a caption or title for each photograph.
- You must be present to win.
- By entering the SDMBA Photo Contest, you agree to grant SDMBA, IMBA and the Photo Contest Sponsors the right to display your image in print and on the web. Entrants will retain the rights to their photographs.
THE CATEGORIES ARE:
- Trail shots (show us your best vistas or scenery, beautiful locations, or your best compositions)
- Bike shots (your best shot of your bike or bikes)
- Holy SH!T (pucker factor, stunts. features, gnar, free-ride, whatever gets your adrenaline pumping)
- Racing (Your best race photos – Downhill, 4X, enduro, XC, endurance, etc)
- Air time (show us how you like to take flight – hucks, doubles, dirt jumps)
- Family affair (Boys aren’t the only ones who like to get dirty)
- Gravity Sucks (Show us your crash photos!)
- Oreo (your best black & white photo)
- Wild Things
- Best of show
PLEASE RSVP TO: evan(at)sdmba(dot)com
North County Composite Cycling Club News!
North County Composite Cycling Club is starting a high school mountain bike league in north county San Diego. All riders in grades 9-12 are welcome regardless of experience. Middle school riders are also welcome and race in their own format. Trained coaches will provide skill
Contact: Matt Gunnell — he can direct racers to the proper program.
League information at www.socaldirt.org
3-4 practices per week
5 High School Races
3 Middle School Races
State Championship May 16-17
Dear Public Meeting Participants, Park Stakeholders, and Interested Persons,
Updated Webpage: The Cuyamaca Rancho State Park General Plan Webpage http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27169 has been updated with new information.
Public Comments and Responses Document Now Available
Comments received during the Preliminary General Plan/Draft EIR public review period as well as responses may be found in the “Maps and Documents” section at the bottom of the General Plan webpage: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27169. Click on “Public Comments and Responses – CRSP Prelim General Plan-DEIR” to view or download the document.
The Preliminary General Plan and Draft EIR was available for public review and comment during the 45-day public review period which occurred from August 21, 2014 to October 6, 2014. All comments received by the October 6 deadline received a written response and will be included as part of the Final General Plan/EIR following approval of the General Plan by the State Park and Recreation Commission. Any changes to the General Plan/EIR as a result of public and Commission review shall be incorporated. Thank you to all who submitted comments.
Public Input: Your input is greatly appreciated as we complete the General Plan. We continue to welcome your questions, comments and concerns via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A last opportunity for comment on the Preliminary General Plan/Draft EIR will occur at the time of the State Park and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Garcia Auditorium of the Caltrans District 11 building, 4050 Taylor Street, in San Diego. At the hearing the Commission will consider and take possible action on the Department recommendation to approve the General Plan and Environmental Impact Report for Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. See the General Plan webpage for a link to information about the Commission meeting.
Please continue to check back to the General Plan webpage periodically for updates: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27169
Thanks for your interest and participation.
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park General Plan Team