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  3. Accomplishments
  1. 18-009 Cama Beach Historical State Park welcomes ballroom dance group in March

    Cama Beach Historical State Park invites the public to dance the weekend away with a free classes and performances by USA Dance – Seattle Chapter – Team Dancers March 9 and 10. Read on...
  2. 18-008 Public invited to help plan for recreation and other land uses at Steptoe state parks

    Washington State Parks invites the public to participate in long-term recreation and land-use planning for Steptoe Butte and Steptoe Battlefield state park heritage sites in Whitman County. Learn more at one of two workshops Feb. 26 and 27. Read on...
  3. 18-007 State Parks, WDFW change shellfish season dates at Kopachuck State Park

    Oyster and clam harvest seasons at Kopachuck State Park will be open concurrently — April 1 to May 31 — based on adjusted shellfish harvest dates announced today by Washington State Parks and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read on...
  4. 18-006 Boating Program seeks experienced boater to serve on advisory council

    The State Parks Boating Program is looking for an experienced, safety-conscious boater to fill an open position on its all-volunteer advisory council. Applications are due Feb. 7. Read on...
  5. 18-005 Public invited to help plan for the future of recreation at Riverside State Park

    Washington State Parks is hosting a public meeting to discuss long-term boundary, land classifications and management plan alternatives for the Lake Spokane area of Riverside State Park. Meetings will be on Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15. Read on...