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SYRCL Partners to Save Malakoff Diggins

Malakoff Diggins State Park is getting some assistance from the state and local groups that will keep the park open through June 2014.
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) signed a partnership agreement with the State Department of Parks and Recreation to keep the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, which preserves the world’s largest hydraulic mine, open to the public. SYRCL Executive Director Caleb Dardick says its a collaborative effort.
Click here to listen to SYRCL Executive Director Caleb Dardick

malakoffdigginsThe grant is made possible as result of the 20 million dollars of found money within the State Parks and Recreation Department. 10 million dollars is being used for a dollar for dollar match to keep parks open that were in danger of being closed and dismantled. Dardick says that SYRCL is going to keep a small amount of money to plan for what happens after June 2014.
Click here to listen to SYRCL Executive Director Caleb Dardick

One of the long term possibilities is to establish solar energy at the Park to replace the costly fuel based generators that run roughly 70,000 dollars a year to operate.

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