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  1. 17-013 State Parks begins long-term planning for three state parks in Southeast Washington

    State Parks invites the public to help plan for future recreation needs at Palouse Falls, Lyons ferry and Lewis & Clark Trail state parks. The first meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 11 in Dayton. Read on...
  2. 17-012 National ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign reminds boaters to get educated

    During the national 'Spring Aboard' campaign, March 19-25, the Washington State Parks Boating Program urges boaters to make sure they are prepared for the upcoming season by taking—and passing—a boater education course. Read on...
  3. 17-011 CANCELLED: Volunteer environmental docents needed for Lake Sammamish State Park

    CANCELLED: State Parks, in partnership with the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, is offering training to people interested in becoming volunteer docents at the park. The five-hour training is April 8. Read on...
  4. 17-010 Welcome spring with colorful Holi Celebration at Lake Sammamish State Park

    Celebrate spring at the 2017 Holi Celebration—the Festival of Colors—11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. Read on...
  5. 17-009 Visit state parks for free on March 19

    Washington State Parks turns 104 years old on Sunday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day. Read on...