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  1. 17-021 State Parks works to reduce wildfire risk along Long Beach Peninsula

    State Parks is overseeing crews working throughout April and May to reduce wildfire risk on the Long Beach Peninsula. Crews will be pruning low branches, removing small trees and trimming brush on State Parks property adjacent to homes and businesses. Read on...
  2. 17-020 Public invited to event recognizing Larrabee as Washington’s first state park

    State Parks invites the public to participate in recognizing Washington’s first state park—Larrabee State Park—at a special dedication event beginning at 10 a.m., Friday, April 28, at the park. Read on...
  3. 17-019 State Parks Boating Program hosts marine law enforcement training in Tacoma

    State Parks Boating Program is hosting two different training sessions for marine law enforcement officers May 1 - 5 and May 15-19, in Tacoma. Expect to see activity on Commencement Bay during these times. 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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  1. She's ready
    for her close up!


    May, the border collie, preps for her TV debut. May and Mink from Wingin' It Goose Control, along with ranger Rich Benson, were featured in this TV story about a pilot program to manage the goose poop problem at Lake Sammamish State Park..

    May and videographer
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