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This year’s California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup will be focused across 27 of the state’s parks on Saturday, April 18.

San Onofre State Beach and the San Mateo Campground will be the focus locally. A group of 75 volunteers are needed to work on renovation of the campfire center, including the planting of native and drought tolerant vegetation, trash removal, sanding and painting all bench seating, painting screen doors and interpretive displays, and installing outdoor speakers and lighting.

Presenting sponsor, Pacific Gas and Electric will also be bringing in its workforce to help.

Check-in time is 8:30 a.m. and the work will be done from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. San Mateo Campground is located at 830 Christianitos Road, San Clemente. From Interstate 5, take the Christianitos exit and head inland about a mile and a half to the park entrance on the right hand side.

To volunteer, visit or call 888.987.2757. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Parking fees are waived for Earth Day volunteers.

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