The Sierra State Parks Foundation began in 1973 as the "Lake Tahoe State Parks Advisory Committee." Although the association went through a few name changes, by 1988 we were the Sierra State Parks Foundation, or, SSPF, and have remained so ever since.
Today SSPF has a small staff and a seven-member Board of Directors. We work very closely with the DPR staff of the Sierra District to fund the most tangible aspects of the visitors’ experience in your Sierra District State Parks, from nature talks, history walks and Junior Ranger programs to interpretive and educational programs, and preservation work. Increasing budget cuts and economic instability have made SSPF’s role of supporting association not just helpful, as in the past, but downright critical.