Solar for Malakoff

We need your help to bring a solar electric project to Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park!

Please send an e-mail to Governor Brown requesting his support today.

FIVE easy steps:

  • Go to https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php
  • Select “have comment” button
  • Choose subject “Budget Proposal – 2016-17”
  • On next page, Click “pro”
  • Let Governor Brown know why you support SB 826 to include $700,000 in the 2016-17 State Budget for a solar electric project at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.
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Here are a few thoughts you can include in your e-mail to the Governor (cut, paste, edit and sign!):

Dear Governor Brown,

I request your support for SB 826 to include $700,000 in the 2016-17 State Budget for a solar electric project at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.

A solar project at Malakoff State Park, with its history of human-caused environmental destruction, could serve as a state and national model for a green and more economically efficient rural State park, and leave a legacy of sustainability.  The Park is well-used by locals and tourists alike for hiking and recreation, and by the local school district for educational field trips.

Currently, the State spends at least $70,000 per year to run generators for lights and security systems at the Park that protect 100,000 historic artifacts.  Due to the remote location, PG&E estimated it would cost $2 million to bring conventional electricity to the Park, not including right-of-way access.

State Parks estimates the cost to construct the solar project at $700,000.  This modest investment will save the Park money and reduce a major infrastructure operation cost.  It will also enable the campground to expand, adding amenities to attract more visitors and help grow the economy of the surrounding area.