Your support of the Friends Fire Fund is making a difference — Thank you!
In response to the wildfire, we quickly established the Friends Fire Fund to provide direct assistance for those most affected, followed by investments in recovery for our damaged parks.
Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support, as well as generous grants from the California State Parks Foundation and Mountain Parks Foundation, we’ve raised enough to support the State Park and Friends staff most impacted by the fires. We’re happy to announce personal Fire Fund grants have been quickly distributed to help cover those catastrophic losses.
Park recovery work has begun. The Fire Response Fund at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County awarded us a grant to fund an innovative damage assessment that will allow us to begin recovery work at Big Basin. The Friends and State Parks team quickly swung into action, completed the fieldwork and are now compiling the information to move recovery forward.
We’re proud of the work so far, which has been made possible by our generous park community! If you haven’t given already, we invite you to join us in this effort.