SACRAMENTO- When the Parks Forward Commission held its sixth of seven meetings on the future of California State Parks February 6, 2015, Resource Protection Peace Officers Association (RPPOA) President Matt Yarbrough stood before the commissioners to express the commitment of State Park Rangers and Peace Officer Lifeguards to move forward, with them, to make the California State Parks system the very best.
"We embrace productivity and efficiency," said Yarbrough. "Our officers have the knowledge, skills and experience to give the critical perspectives and advice on how to implement the Parks Forward report."
The Parks Forward Commission is calling for increased accessibility and enhanced visitor experiences at California's beaches, historic sites and forests. It is calling for better transportation to parks and online sites to help people plan their visits.
"Few people know our State Parks better than our Rangers and Peace Officer Lifeguards," said Yarbrough. "We know the parks, inside and out. We know what attracts people to the different parks, the problems areas, areas that could be improved upon, and who's coming to the different parks and why. We are a huge asset and are ready to help move the State Parks system forward."