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October 2023

CA State Parks is excited to invite you to two more open house meetings for the OHV Access Initiative #WhereWeOHV!

The two workshops will be held across the state to: - Meet with State Parks staff to learn more about current OHV efforts. - Learn about the process of selecting locations for new OHV facilities. - Tell us what’s important to you. - Give input on where and how to expand OHV activities.

Redding Workshop: Monday, October 23, 2023, from 6 PM to 8 PM Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge, 820 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96001
Bakersfield Workshop: Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 6 PM to 8 PM Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield, 5101 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Virtual Workshop: Forthcoming in December

Visit our webpage to learn more about the campaign:
CORF News Report, September 2023

One of the goals of the California Outdoor Recreation Foundation (CORF) is to provide opportunities for underserved groups to get out and enjoy the outdoors and the benefits of doing so. More specifically, the intended goal is to make a positive impact with at-risk children. To this end, CORF applies for and receives grants from different philanthropic organizations. These grant funds are then forwarded to programs to assist in reaching the goal of connecting people with the outdoors in a beneficial way.

One such grant program is called Trail Trust. Trail Trust is Fox Factory's signature community partnership program aimed at delivering sustainable adventure to everyone. The recent Trail Trust Grant put words into action by supporting two different programs that connect at-risk children in Southern California with the outdoors. The first group being the KYOTES program in El Centro, California and the second being the OHV4ME program in the greater Los Angeles area.

The KYOTES (Keeping Youth On Track Education and Safety) program offers children an opportunity to develop self esteem, values for daily living, and a sense of belonging. This is accomplished by using a mini-bike as a motivational tool. The program provides KYOTES children a chance to explore environments other than the cities where they live. Some of the benefits the kids enjoy include; tutorial services, team building and bonding, team leadership, survival skills, safety skills and vocational skills in mechanics. The KYOTES program is sponsored and funded by; the City of El Centro Community Services Department, the State of California OHV Division, the Imperial County Probation Department, and the California Outdoor Recreation Foundation which facilitates the Trail Trust grant on behalf of the KYOTES program.

The OHV4ME (Off Highway Vehicles for Mentoring and Education) program is a partnership between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Devonshire P.A.L.S, which is a non profit kid’s activity center . Together they provide a program that focuses on mentoring at-risk children utilizing a PSP (personal success plan) along with individualized direction from a trained instructor. The program leverages the opportunity to obtain dirt bike instruction and a vast trail riding program against the fulfillment of the PSP portion of the program by the participants.
The OHV4ME program is sponsored and funded by a State of California education grant, a City of Los Angeles grant match, and generous donations received from philanthropic organizations such as Trail Trust by Fox Factory.

The California State Park Adventure Pass is another program working to connect people with the outdoors. The Adventure Pass provides free entry for fourth graders and their families at nineteen state parks throughout the state. In northern California the OHV Adventure Pass serves as an outreach program for kids to get outdoors and enjoy what the Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area has to offer. This program is sponsored and funded by a generous grant from Parks California and the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative. This program is staffed by personnel from Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area.