Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Coastside State Parks Association

  • Pescadero, CA
  • CoastsideStateParks.org

Mission Statement

Coastside State Parks Association: Inspiring public appreciation and stewardship of the natural resources and cultural heritage of the San Mateo coast, in partnership with California State Parks.

Main Programs

  1. Docent/volunteer training
  2. Interpretation in State Parks
  3. Facilities improvements
  4. Native Plant Nursery
  5. Youth programs
Service Areas

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California

California State Parks in San Mateo County, CA, coastal area.

ruling year

1991

President since 2016

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Ms. Janet Oulton

Keywords

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State Parks, San Mateo County, Cooperating Association, volunteer, docent

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Also Known As

San Mateo Coast Natural History Association

EIN

94-3130418

 Number

0804319998

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Single Organization Support (C11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Docent/volunteer training

Funding for:
- Elephant seal tour docent training at Año Nuevo State Park
- Plover watch volunteers at Half Moon Bay State Beach
- Tour leader volunteers at Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve
- Tour leader volunteers at Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$15,050

Program 2

Interpretation in State Parks

Funding of interpretive programs, interpretive panels, projects, and equipment benefiting visitors to Cal. State Parks in coastal San Mateo County.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$31,277

Program 3

Facilities improvements

Upgrade outdated facilities at local state parks, such as:
- replacing a narrow, deteriorated boardwalk through a drainage area with a wider, raised, ADA-compliant boardwalk;
- replace a deteriorated, coastal observation deck;
- replace outdated equipment at a park's campfire circle.

Category

Recreation & Sports

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$58,050

Program 4

Native Plant Nursery

Support the volunteer-run Native Plant Nursery, which grows plants for native plant and habitat restoration programs.

Category

Environment

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$5,500

Program 5

Youth programs

Support youth programs in local state parks--such as Junior Rangers, Junior Lifeguards, and visiting school groups--to teach environmental topics and outdoor safety, and to introduce them to the parks' treasurers. (This is an area the board seeks to expand greatly in future years.)

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Budget

$2,900

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

California State Parks in San Mateo County, CA, coastal area.

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Funding Needs

Cash donations for many purposes: - Training docents and volunteers, who lead tours, work on the snowy plover bird watch program, restore native plants, etc. - Support the Junior Lifeguard program - Maintain the seasonal interpreter programs on the coast - Create interpretive panels at coastal parks - Fill funding gaps caused by the State budget cuts

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Coastside State Parks Association
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Coastside State Parks Association

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President

Ms. Janet Oulton

BIO

Janet Oulton retired in 2004 after sixteen years running her own IT consulting business and a cumulative thirty years in a variety of industries. Clients included electronic manufacturers, clothing companies, biomedical companies and medical claims processing. While the industries were different, the focus was always on the business operations.

Upon retiring, she trained as a docent at Año Nuevo, and has continued volunteering there as both a docent and a mentor. In 2012 she also became a docent at Pigeon Point Light Station.

Wondering if she could contribute some of her accumulated business experience to the non-profit that supports the Coastside state parks, she joined the Board of CSPA in 2012 where she first undertook bookstore management, event ticketing and the bookkeeping. She was elected CSPA President in March 2016.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Janet Oulton

No affiliation

Term: Mar 2016 - Mar 2017

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