“Filmmaker Alden Olmsted’s effort to prevent California state parks from closing fits every known definition of a grassroots campaign,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“The son of a renowned naturalist, Olmsted is visiting every one of the 70 state parks slated for closure and dropping off plastic donation buckets that were once used by a friend for storing marijuana. His goal is to collect a dollar from every Californian.
“If every California resident donated just $1, the parks would have more than the $33 million and we would be able to prevent them from closing,” he said last week as he strode into Candlestick Point State Recreation Area carrying one of his aromatic jugs affixed with a photograph of his recently departed father, John Olmsted, who once worked as a naturalist at Golden Gate Park.”
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