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Posted on: August 4, 2015

15-053 Learn to photograph wildlife at Lake Sammamish State Park

Classes are in two parts, Aug. 25 and 29
 

OLYMPIA – Aug. 4, 2015 – The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park and Northwest Wildlife Photos invite the public to a two-day course in wildlife photography, taking place at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. 

The photography class is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, and from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29 at Lake Sammamish State Park 2000 N.W. Sammamish Rd., Issaquah (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/XSFsf). The Aug. 25 class meets at the new Sunset Beach Bathhouse. On Aug. 29, participants will meet at the bathhouse and then spend the day shooting wildlife in the park.

No experience is necessary. Participants should bring a camera (even a smart phone), note pads and questions. Mobile internet devices are also good to bring but optional. Session content is flexible to accommodate varying levels of interest and experience. Visit Northwest Wildlife Photo's website at www.NorthwestWildlifePhotos.com.

The class is designed for people age 14 or older. Cost is $20, which includes both days. Space is limit; organizers request that people register for the classes at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-photography-class-in-two-parts-tickets-17785620269.

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park on Aug. 29. On Aug. 25, the Discover Pass will not be required because it’s a State Parks ‘free’ day to celebrate the National Park System’s 99th birthday. (www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.)

Organizers request that participants leave pets at home. 

About the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park (FLSSP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, enhancing and promoting Lake Sammamish State Park. The Friends group was formed in 2013 as a way for the park users and the community interested in improving this jewel of a park in a growing urban area.

The Friends vision is to create a park for the 21st Century that will be an innovative model for the state’s diverse system of recreational, cultural, historical and natural sites. Lake Sammamish State Park will be Washington’s signature park for protecting and celebrating urban natural areas, showcasing regionally significant wetlands and wildlife habitat, while enriching the lives of visitors and providing a valued legacy to future generations.

To learn more about Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, visit http://lakesammamishfriends.org.

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About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

Follow Washington State Parks:

Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov


Media contacts:
Janet Farness, Friends of Lake Sammamish (425) 577-3657
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388

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