Local state parks get electric vehicle chargers

Local state parks get electric vehicle chargers

Mendocino Land Trust will install 12 chargers, including seven at state parks.


MENDOCINO CO., 6/01/17 — Just in time for summer adventures, additional electric vehicle chargers are being installed around Mendocino County, including several at local state parks! Two of the chargers will be installed this month thanks to a $498,000 grant to the Mendocino Land Trust from the California Energy Commission, located at Hendy Woods State Park and Russian Gulch State Park. The grant money will also fund the completion of additional charging stations by November, 2017, for a total of seven in state parks as part of the California State Parks “cool parks” initiative.

Charging station at Russian Gulch State Park, photo from MLT website.

The grants funds 12 planned electric vehicle charging stations to create a “Mendocino Coast electric vehicle byway,” to be installed by the Mendocino Land Trust. The seven in state parks include Westport Union Landing State Beach, Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historical Park, Van Damme State Park, Greenwood State Beach and MacKerricher State Park. Each of the sites selected are near accessible trails and a variety of other attractions to help you plan a day of family fun. More information about the first charging station installed, at Russian Gulch, can be found here.

As part of a different project, fast-charging stations for electric vehicles are also planned for inland Mendocino and should be completed by 2018. The planned stations in Ukiah, Willits, and Laytonville are part of a larger installation project stretching up Highway 101 and include locations in Sonoma and Humboldt counties.

You can see the complete list of Mendo’s charging stations here.

If you’re interested in more places to go hiking, check out our Mendo hiking guide here as a good starting point! The Mendocino Land Trust also has a coastal trail guide you should check out.

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