As the Monterey County Weekly reported Thursday, visitors may not have much of a chance to see the newly opened Discovery Center at Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur. Recent state-level budget troubles have threatened to close 280 of California's parks. Here's the list of Monterey County parks that would close due to state budget cuts: It's easier to list what would stay open: surfer favorite Asilomar State Beach and Elkhorn Slough Natural Estuarine Reserve (which is run in part by the state Department of Fish and Game and is not technically a state park). Get the full list of proposed closures throughout the state from the California State Parks Foundation. This weekend, the California State Parks Foundation has organized "SOS Weekend" at parks around the state. (The SOS stands for "Save Our State Parks" - apparently the P is silent.) If you want to learn what to do about the state parks situation, visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on Sunday at 2pm. In what amounts to a music-backed teach-in, volunteers will explain how to most effectively contact your representatives in Sacramento to ensure the park stays open. Folk singer Alisa Finerman will perform. If you're not near Pfeiffer Big Sur, you can still participate; their website lists events at 17 other parks throughout the state.