In the Rural Anderson Valley, Locals Rally to Save Their Park

Hendy Woods State Park is in the rural Anderson Valley in Mendocino County.

The California Report’s series, “State Parks: On the Rocks,” visits a leafy corner of Mendocino County, known as Hendy Woods. To folks around there, it’s far more than just a pleasant spot for a picnic. It’s one of about eight state parks in Mendocino County still on the state’s list for closure. And locals are worried that will impinge on both their lifestyles and their livelihoods.

This story aired on March 6, 2012 as part of The California Report’s series on state park closures, and was accompanied by a Q&A with the executive director of the Save the Redwoods League.