The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

Support Coe


Join The Pine Ridge Association:

The Pine Ridge Association is an official state park cooperating association that was formed in 1975 to assist park staff in designing interpretive and educational programs and presenting the programs to the public.
PRA activities include guided walks, evening programs in the Visitor Center, and annual events such as the Mother's Day breakfast, the Coe Backcountry Weekend, and the fall TarantulaFest.  The Pine Ridge Association publishes a newsletter (The Ponderosa), maps, interpretive leaflets and books, and free informational handouts.

The Pine Ridge Association welcomes your support.  The annual PRA basic membership dues are $20 for an individual, $30 for a family or household, and half price for seniors 62 and over.  With your membership, you'll get a subscription to the The Ponderosa, an opportunity to join your fellow members on special outings in the backcountry, and a 15 percent discount on most of the items in the PRA museum store.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Pine Ridge Association is dependent upon the support of people like you.  To make a tax deductible gift through PayPal™, please click the Donate button below.

Participate in the Uniformed Volunteer Program:

The California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pine Ridge Association sponsor a uniformed volunteer training program.  Uniformed volunteers contribute thousands of hours to the park each year.  If you've visited Coe Park, chances are you've been assisted by a uniformed volunteer.

Support the Coe Park Preservation Fund:

You can learn more about and make Donations to Save Henry W. Coe State Park through the Coe Park Preservation fund.

Henry W. Coe State Park was one of seventy California state parks scheduled for closure by July 2012. It will not be closed due to the contributions of donors to the Coe Park Preservation Fund (CPPF). Your grass roots effort by providing donations and testimonials helps the CPPF to approach major donors, and demonstrates the broad community support for Coe Park, Our Wilderness Next Door.

Participate in Volunteer Activities by lending a hand:

We're always working to maintain and improve the buildings, trails and springs that support our park users.

There are springs to repair, trees to remove, trails and roads to maintain, dams to clean and all kinds of short, 1-3 day activities to help Coe without having to commit the time to go through the uniform volunteer training.

And, there are many ways to help from participating in community service projects to assisting in the running of events at Coe.

Visit the Lend a Hand page to see some of the ways you can help out at the park.