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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...
  4. 17-018 Penrose Point State Park hosts ShellFest 2017

    Washington State Parks and the Washington State Parks Foundation invite the public to help celebrate the state’s shellfish heritage during ShellFest 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 30, at Penrose Point State Park in Pierce County. Read on...
  5. 17-017 Rockport State Park hosts guest speaker Kevin Zobrist, forestry professor and author

    State Parks invites the public to learn about native trees from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29, at Rockport State Park. Kevin Zobrist, forestry professor and author, Zobrist’s will share his tree knowledge and lead a hike into the forest. Read on...