We will be holding classes at Samoa Dunes Recreation Area on April 14th & 15th. We will have two classes on Saturday, 8:00A - 12:00P and 1:00P - 5:00P and one class on Sunday 9:00A - 1:00P. Please go to our sign-up page to sign your child up. Ages 6 to 17, with all equipment and safety gear provided by the CRA. Contact us for more information.
The California Recreation Alliance is applying for a California State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant. We are requesting funding to continue our education & safety program, with ATV Safety Classes for Kids, Dirt Bike Safety Classes for Kids, Trail Ride Basics Classes and outreach events. We would like to give the public an opportunity to review the grant and provide comments.
The preliminary application is due March 5th. The public is encouraged to review our preliminary application and provide comments beginning March 6th. Access to preliminary applications will be available on the OHV Division website: http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/
According to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations:
The Applicant shall undertake a public review process of their application.
(1) All preliminary applications shall be available on the Division Website (www.ohv.parks.ca.gov) the day following the preliminary application deadline for public review and comment.
(2) Applicant shall notify the public of the opportunity to review and comment on the Preliminary Application no later than the first Tuesday following the first Monday in March. The notice shall include instructions for accessing the Division Website for Application review and public comments. Public notification efforts shall include at least one of the following: a. Notice mailed and/or emailed to those persons the Applicant determines most likely to have an interest in or be affected by the Application, and to those who have requested notice, b. Publication on Applicant’s website, c. Publication in local newspaper, d. News release, e. Public meeting or hearing conducted by the Applicant.
(3) Public comments shall be submitted to the applicant and the OHMVR Division.
(4) Public comments shall be submitted no later than the first Monday in April
Please come visit our public board meetings, the first Wednesday of every month. The public will have a chance to make there voices heard about our program. Meetings are held at the CV Starr center, first Wednesday of every month, at 7P.
Teaching Children to Recreate Responsibly.
Off-highway vehicles are not only fun, but a useful tool for many types of field work. Learning how to operate these machines in a safe & responsible manner is a must! The California Recreation Alliance provides FREE safety training courses for children. Students learn the importance of always using safety equipment, how to ride safely and how to be good environmental stewards. Check out upcoming events to see when our next classes are.
One of the most common questions the California Recreation Alliance is asked is "How do you pay for all of this?" We currently receive the majority of our funding through grants; the Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Vehicle Program grant program funds much of our work. This money comes from green and red stickers, which are the registration required for off-highway vehicles to be operated on public lands. This money allows us to provide programs for the youth of our area.