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Hungry Valley SVRA Hosts 4-Wheel Parts Annual Customer Appreciation Day

The weekend of September 13, 2014, marked the 4-Wheel Parts Annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Hungry Valley SVRA 4x4 Area. The crowd snagged t-shirts that were flung into the air, vied for awesome raffle prizes and munched out on hotdogs, burgers and drinks that were offered by 4-Wheel Parts as a big shout out of thanks to all their customers. Following the festivities, 4-wheelers headed out on two off road convoys, one for beginners and one for the intermediate drivers. Others had fun testing their skills by rock crawling at the big boulder course and for those who were getting too hot, the mud bog courses were just the ticket to cool down. In all, several hundred people attended and had an awesome time! You can always count on 4-Wheel Parts to put on a great party and there’s no better place for it than Hungry Valley!

4-Wheel Parts Customer Appreciation Day Photo 4-Wheel Parts Customer Appreciation Day Photo

California State Parks Exhibits Feature in Local News Stories

ATV Simulator Featured on Good Day Sacramento
Amy Carabba, Good Day Sacramento, heads to the California State Fair to check out the State Park exhibits. The ATV Simulator, R/C Jeep Obstacle Course and "Name that Scat" game were featured in her report.

Channel 40 Fox News Highlights State Park Exhibits
Highlights of Darren Pecks' report included Natalie Lohi, OHMVR Division Outreach and Education Manager, providing information on the OHMVR Mission, ATV safety tips and natural resource protection. Follow the links before for more information:

      R/C Obstacle Course
      "Name that Scat" Game
      ATV Simulator and California State Parks 150th Anniversary

[7/15/14, 7/16/14]

California State Parks Director Announces Retirement

After bringing leadership and stability to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Maj. Gen. Anthony L. Jackson has announced that he will retire on June 30, capping nearly 40 years of public service, including 36 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. [Read more ...] [5/21/14]

News Release: Free Admission to California State Parks for Veterans, Active and Reserve Military Personnel on Memorial Day

California State Parks will offer free admission to veterans, as well as active and reserve military personnel in participating California state parks on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.

"We are extending a special invitation to our Armed Forces and our veterans by inviting them to visit a state park. This is a wonderful opportunity to thank our Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice, as well as create lifetime connections with our State Parks that we hope will continue as an annual tradition," said Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), Director of California State Parks. [Read more ...] [5/19/14]

OHMVR Division Outreach Team Attends Jeep Jamboree

The OHMVR Division Outreach team presented a campfire program, interpretive hike, and information about wilderness preparedness to participants attending the annual Jeep® Jamboree held at the Rubicon Trail August 2-3, 2013. [Read more ...] [8/15/13]

Ocotillo Wells SVRA's Abundant Wildlife

CBS8 interviewed staff at Ocotillo Wells SVRA about the abundant wildlife found at the coyote wells and discussed the types of animals that use the wells. A coyote well is a small pond dug out of the sand or soil in a wash or spring, usually by a coyote or other animal, which accumulates fresh water for animals to drink in areas thought to be devoid of water and life. The camera stills used in the video show the abundant life and thriving population of coyotes and black-tailed jackrabbits, as well as other animals.  [View video ...] [8/15/13]

June 23, 2013: Santa Maria Times: Summer Fun Days at Pismo Beach

The snowy plover craft at the State Parks Department’s Summer Fun Days event in Pismo Beach was about more than just creating cute little fluffy birds out of cotton balls. [Read more ...] [6/26/13]

June 17, 2013: U-T San Diego: Let Off-Roaders Roam in Their Own Park

Two environmental groups are suing the state, seeking to force California’s parks department to scrap its “open-riding policy” giving off-road vehicles free run of the 85,000-acre Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area. We hope the effort fails. [Read more ...] [6/18/13]

Prairie City SVRA Vegetative Management Plan Controlled Burn

The Prairie City SVRA Resource staff and the OHMVR Division Resources Section initiated a controlled burn at Prairie City SVRA on May 29 and 30, 2013. The burn of approximately 180 acres of grassland is part of the Park’s 36-month vegetative management plan with the California Department of Forestry (Cal Fire). [Read more ...] [6/12/13]

New Hands-On Tread Lightly! Program Debutes at 2013 Hangtown Motocross Classic

Photo of Remote Control JeepA new program debuted at the 45th Annual Hangtown Motocross Classic held at Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area on May 17, 2013. Thanks to a generous donation of 8 Axial remote controlled (R/C) vehicles by Jeep®, visitors had a chance to experience a hands-on Tread Lightly! program at the Park’s Outreach Tent. Participants operated the vehicles on a challenging course, complete with rocks, logs, green areas, scale replica wildlife, and a simulated stream. [Read more ...] [6/11/13]

June 6, 2013: U-T San Diego: Panel OKs State Parks Director

A Senate panel approved the confirmation of state parks director Anthony Jackson of Fallbrook Wednesday, but not before a dust up over protections for the popular Trestles surf spot in North San Diego County and a proposed toll road near San Onofre State Beach. [Read more ...] [6/6/13]

News Release: OHMVR Commission Special Meeting Scheduled

On Friday, May 3, 2013, the OHMVR Commission will hold a public meeting at the Holiday Inn, 1350 North First Street, San Jose, California. The Commission will consider, and may take action on, submitting a letter to the Bureau of Land Management protesting the approval of the Clear Creek Management Area Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement. [Read more ...] [4/24/13]

Governor Brown Announces Appointment of New OHMVR Division Deputy Director

Christopher Conlin, 53, of San Diego, has been appointed deputy director at the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, Department of Parks and Recreation. [Read more ...] [3/13/13]

OHMVR Division Staff Attend the 2013 International Sportmen's Expo

OHMVR Division staff attended the 2013 International Sportsmen’s Expo, January 10-13 at Cal Expo. The event provided the perfect opportunity to educate the outdoor recreating population not traditionally associated with off-highway vehicles. [Read more ...] [1/22/13]

Attorney General Clears OHV of Hiding Funds

The Attorney General's investigation found no evidence of intentional or systematic failure to disclose OHV fund monies to the DOF ... [Read more ...] [1/6/13]

Robert Miller Memorial Poker Run Held at Hollister Hills SVRA

The members of the Hollister Hills Volunteer Patrol hosted the 17th Annual Robert Miller Memorial Poker Run Tuesday, January 1, 2013.  This event is held each year to remember Robert Miller who dedicated his life to helping others as a member of the Hollister Hills SVRA Volunteer Patrol.  All donations from this event benefit the CALSTAR Air Ambulance Children’s Program. [Read more ...] [1/7/13]

OHMVR Division K-9 Teams Win Awards

Congratulations to the OHMVR Division K-9 teams, 'Kilo' and Handler Daniel Kenney, winners of the 2012 Top Dog Award, and 'Kota' and Handler Nathan Smith, winners of the 2012 Achievement Award. [Read more ...] [12/20/12]

News Release: OHMVR Commission Meeting Scheduled

The OHMVR Commission will tour Hollister Hills SVRA on Friday, November 30, 2012, and hold a public meeting at the San Benito County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Hollister, CA on Saturday, December 1, 2012.  Please download the News Release for more information.  [11/21/12]

News Release: OHMVR Commission Meeting Scheduled

The OHMVR Commission will tour the Rubicon Trail on Friday, September 14, 2012, and hold a public meeting at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Placerville, CA on Saturday, September 15, 2012.  Please download the News Release for more information.  [9/6/12]

News Release: OHMVR Commission Meeting Scheduled

The OHMVR Commission will tour Clay Pit SVRA on Friday, June 22, 2012, and hold a public meeting in Oroville on Saturday, June 23, 2012.  Please download the News Release for more information.  [6/18/12]

News Release: Draft Monitoring Site Selection Plan Submitted

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division provided the draft Monitoring Site Selection Plan (MSSP) to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Please download the News Release for more information. [3/1/12]

News Release: OHMVR Commission Meeting Scheduled

The OHMVR Commission will tour Carnegie SVRA on Friday, February 24, 2012, and hold a public meeting in Livermore on Saturday, February 25, 2012.  Please download the News Release for more information.  [2/16/12]