BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GOALS FOR 2020/2021
WHY WE EXIST
Friends of Trione-Annadel is the official nonprofit fundraising partner for Trione-Annadel State Park (TASP) via a cooperative contract with California State Parks.
Friends of Trione-Annadel was created in September, 2017 in response to increasing maintenance needs of a highly used recreational area which continues to experience declining public funding. According to Neill Fogarty, Supervising Ranger of Trione-Annadel State Park, the park hosts 12-13,000 people per month of all types - hikers, mountain bikers, runners, equestrians, bird watchers and more. The park has over 45 miles of official trails. Due to State budget cuts, the park has had limited ability to maintain the trails, so volunteer organizations have been doing nearly all the trail maintenance.
To help reverse the park’s deterioration and work toward restoration of this unique natural resource, Friends of Trione-Annadel was formed with the intent to protect park resources and to deliver a high-quality visitor experience. Friends of Trione-Annadel will raise funds, foster partnerships and orchestrate projects on behalf of Trione-Annadel State Park. Approved by the California Secretary of State in September, 2017, we are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN 82-2686083).
Trione-Annadel State Park does not benefit from Measure M, which solely supports regional and city parks. The park is funded and operated by the California State Park system, which faces increasing budget pressure. TASP does not receive adequate funding from the state to sustain park maintenance and operations.
Unlike most other state parks which collect a use fee for public access, our community enjoys largely unrestricted access to Trione-Annadel State Park via several open trailheads. Only a small percentage of park users actually contribute funds to support the park.
Join us! Every donation makes an impact. Friends of Trione-Annadel is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by a dedicated volunteer board of directors. This means that 100% of all contributions go directly to support your park. Help us preserve all the good nature in Trione-Annadel today. Donate or mail your tax-deductible donation to: PO Box 1011, Kenwood, CA 95452.