The First 70 is a beautiful short documentary made about California’s legislature plan to close 70 state parks. In the wake of budget deficits, the state’s $22 million a year savings would come at the cost of some of the more beautiful parts of the wild west coast. While the film came out earlier this year, I recently purchased a digital download of the film and gave it a mini screening to friends. Heath Hen Films did a fabulous job showing some of the gorgeous scenery of these less famous, but still critical state parks. I recommend you purchase the film and plan a trip to some of the parks that remain open.