Friday, June 5, 2009

Sutter's Fort closure

Sutter's Fort in Sacramento is on the budget chopping block along with over 200 other California State Parks.

Among the ones in Northern California are
Ahjumawi Lava Springs SP
Anderson Marsh SHP
Bidwell Mansion SHP
Bidwell-Sacramento River SP
Castle Crags SP
Colusa-Sacramento River SRA
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP
Shasta SHP
Weaverville Joss House SHP
William B. Ide Adobe SHP
Woodson Bridge SRA

I am not sure how it is that I have lived in Northern California since age twelve and have never been to Sutter's Fort. So we figured we better go before it is closed (rumored to be this August).

Today, we went to Sutter's Fort; honestly, I don't see why it can't operate as a public/private partnership. We saw one staff person and the rest were docents. They were the ones that made history come alive for the many school children crowding the Fort.

I hope communities, statewide, step up to the plate and form alliances, foundations and nonprofits to keep the doors open of these important sites.

No comments:

Post a Comment