Green Friday program offering free day passes to 116 California State Parks

California State Parks will once again be setting a precedent for all others to follow around the country. They have teamed up with Save the Redwoods League and the California State Parks Foundation to offer free day passes to 116 state parks for Green Friday.

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More than 13,000 free day-use vehicle passes are up for grabs in the second year of this admirable Thanksgiving tradition. We offered free ‘Green Friday’ state park passes last year for 48 parks, and the response was overwhelming,” Sam Hodder, the
President and Chief Executive Officer of Save the Redwoods League, said in a press release.

The aim is to start a Thanksgiving tradition that fights the consumerism that is Black Friday (just like REI’s Opt Outside campaign and Patagonia’s Worn Wear campaign).

Hodder continued, “We realized we had the constituency and momentum to create a new tradition, one that is a natural fit with the great American holiday of Thanksgiving. As Californians, we have every reason to give thanks for some of the world’s most stunning parks and reserves.”

The 116 participating state parks include parks from San Diego to Los Angeles to Redwood country, and everywhere in between. The passes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. So make sure you head to GreenFriday.org and reserve your’s today.

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park is one great option for Green Friday. Photo: Courtesy of Oscar Vasquez/California State Parks
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park is one great option for Green Friday. Photo: Courtesy of Oscar Vasquez/California State Parks

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