“To inspire wonder, discovery, recreation and stewardship of our

natural and cultural treasures in Mendocino County’s State Parks”





Can you remember the first time you were exposed to a wonder of nature? How your mind expanded to a whole new world around you that you nerver noticed before? The joy and delight of seeing and connecting to that world?

These children were enjoying a birding program led by a State Park naturalist Joleen Ossello, funded by the Mendocino Area Parks Association (MAPA). MAPA believes that providing programs like these can launch a lifetime commitment of caring for and protecting nature.

Every state park is a promise to future generations. For over 30 years, MAPA supporters like you have helped make certain that this promise is fulfilled in the state parks that MAPA supports.

Your donation helps support natural and cultural history programs in our CA State Parks in Mendocino County, as well as park improvement projects, park advocacy, and the operation of Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area (SRA), keeping the park protected and open for camping and recreation.

To discuss gifts of stock, endowments, land, or other non-cash items, please contact MAPA at 707-937-4700, or mailto:mapa@mendoparks.org, or use the contact form below.

Donate any amount here: Your generosity helps save our parks for generations.

You may donate using a Credit Card  or your PayPal account.

In addition to making direct donations, you can also support MAPA’s mission, and have a really good time, by attending our special fundraising events: The Ford House Progressive Dinner or the Abalone Cook-off.

THANK YOU!  Your contribution enriches your parks, your communities, the quality of our lives, and the lives of future generations.