Spring 2022 News

Latest happenings in and around China Camp State Park

In this issue:

Kiosk Rehab | Spring Wildflowers | Dutra Gift | Oysters

 Volunteer Spotlight | Monarchs | New Staff  | Virtual Tour  | In Memoriam

Special projects

Jeff Craemer comes to the rescue of aging Back Ranch Meadows kiosk

One of our most generous contributors underwrites the overhaul of this small but important structure.

Natural History

Catching the wildflower show at China Camp

Tap into the beauty of China Camp this spring. Learn where and when to find colorful blooms throughout the park.

Partnerships

Gravel is a gift of gold from Dutra Group

Digging into the restoration of Shoreline Trail continued this spring, boosted by a big gift from Dutra Group.

animals

Little bivalve, big impact: oyster research sheds light on bay health

Find out how a little oyster that thrives along our shores can make a huge difference in the health of San Francisco Bay.

China Camp Champion

Spotlight on Claire Golan

Meet Claire Golan, volunteer who goes the extra mile for China Camp, picking up trash to keep the park beautiful.

Education

Helping monarchs in Marin County

Discover how you can help increase local populations of monarch butterflies with these smart tips.

In the news

Lucinda Colberg joins staff

Member services are getting a boost with the hiring of longtime volunteer Lucinda Colberg.

Education

New 360-degree virtual tours of China Camp now online

With help from specialized technology, FOCC has created an easy-to-use online tour of our historic museum and cafe.

Farewell

In Memoriam: Paul Storm

From his friendships with original residents to his work as a museum docent, Paul Storm gave China Camp his all.

PHOTO CREDITS: HARRIOT MANLEY; Sheila Coll; Allie Margulies/SF Bay NERR (OYSTERS); VAS SMILEVSKI/FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS (MONARCHS)
 

ADVISORY: Recent storms have caused hazardous trail conditions in certain areas in the park.  Proceed with caution if visiting the park.

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week and weekends. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.