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  1. 18-052 State Parks seeks volunteers to serve on one of two winter recreation committees

    Washington State Parks is looking for winter sports enthusiasts to serve on one of two winter recreation committees—for non-motorized or for motorized winter recreation. Applications for both committees must be received by Aug. 30. Read on...
  2. 18-051 Celebrate Micronesian culture at Saltwater State Park Aug. 25

    State Parks' Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to learn more about the people and cultures of the Micronesian Islands at a first-ever festival Saturday, Aug. 25, at Saltwater State Park in King County. Read on...
  3. 18-050 Next State Parks ‘free day’ is Aug. 25

    To celebrate the National Park System’s 102nd birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Saturday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. Read on...
  4. 18-049 Public invited to celebrate Cambodian culture at Saltwater State Park Aug. 11

    Our Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the 11th annual Cambodian Cultural Celebration on Aug. 11, at Saltwater State Park near Des Moines. The event features music, dance, food, crafts and family activities. Read on...
  5. 18-048 Peace Arch concert series celebrates traditional music from diverse cultures

    International Concert Series brings Brazilian, West African, Tibetan and Indian music — with Pacific Northwest connections — to Peace Arch Historical State Park each Sunday in August. Read on...