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.


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.