The Western Monarch Trail is a multi-agency collaboration with representatives from federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, and private entities taking a grassroots approach to educating, advocating, and driving change in support of the western monarch. Lead partners include The Xerces Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, California State Parks, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Central Coast State Parks Association, and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
The Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA), in partnership with California State Parks, promotes public awareness and stewardship of our natural resources and cultural heritage, now, and for future generations. As a non-profit organization, CCSPA supports interpretation, education, and volunteer efforts in local state parks. Founded in 1976, CCSPA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and one of approximately 85 cooperating associations statewide under contract with California State Parks.
CCSPA supports two districts of the California State Parks on the Central Coast: the San Luis Obispo Coast District, which spans from San Simeon south to Los Osos, and the Oceano Dunes District, which spans from Pismo Beach to Oso Flaco Lake. Within these State Park locations are several monarch overwintering sites, including one of the largest – Pismo State Beach Monarch Grove.
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