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  1. 17-006 State Parks announces 2016 volunteer awards

    State Parks recently announced the recipients of the agency’s 2016 Volunteer Recognition Awards. Each year, volunteers contribute hundreds of thousands of hours to improve state parks across Washington. Volunteers work individually or as part of a group. Read on...
  2. 17-005 CANCELED Rockport State Park to host guest speaker Kevin Zobrist

    EVENT CANCELED Learn more about native forests, tree ecology and how to identify trees from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Rockport State Park. Forest specialist Kevin Zobrist will have a short presentation and then lead a hike through the woods. Read on...
  3. 17-004 Parks staff to present recommendations for South Whidbey park properties

    State Parks invites the public to a workshop to view and comment on preliminary recommendations for several state park properties on South Whidbey Island. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8, in Freeland. Read on...
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  1. Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks
    Since 2004, the Folk & Traditional Arts Program of Washington State Parks has added to memorable state park experiences with performances by musicians, dancers, craftspeople and storytellers who represent a wide variety of old and new Washington traditions. From tribal canoe family journeys to Cinco de Mayo festivities, from fisher poetry to Ecuadorian song, from Hawaiian hula to old-time square dances, the program brings people together — some to celebrate a common heritage and some to explore the traditions of others.
    More info and the 2017 schedule of events.

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