Five-hour training provided
OLYMPIA – May 18, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, in partnership with the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park (FLSSP), is offering training to people interested in becoming environmental stewards and education volunteers at Lake Sammamish State Park. The five-hour docent training is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at the Lake Sammamish State Park office, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Rd., Issaquah. (Directions) The cost for training materials is $20 or $10 for seniors or students.
Lake Sammamish State Park volunteer docents assist park rangers with a variety of programs, including nature hikes, educational crafting activities, formal school programs and drop-in educational stations. The training culminates with participants leading short activities during the Get Outdoors Expo—sponsored by the FLSSP and the Washington State Parks Foundation—June 10, at the park. Park staff will introduce trainees to environmental education, curriculum, methods and techniques. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a docent certification and be eligible to lead programs at the park. Volunteers will be required to give back 10 hours of service to the park following training. Those interested in volunteer docent training may register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-sammamish-state-park-environmental-education-docent-training-tickets-32235946584
For more information about the training, please contact Janet Farness, executive director of FLSSP, (425) 577-3657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Lake Sammamish State Park is a 510-acre day-use park with 6,858 feet of waterfront. The area around the lake carries cultural significance as a gathering place for at least four Native American tribes. In addition to a brand new state-of-the-art playground, paddling and cycling and other activities, the park also includes a salmon-bearing creek and a heronry, which provide birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. Learn more about Lake Sammamish State Park here: http://parks.state.wa.us/533/Lake-Sammamish
Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park (FLSSP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, enhancing and promoting Lake Sammamish State Park. FLSSP was formed in 2013 as a way for the park users and the community to foster communication among people interested in improving this jewel of a park in a growing urban area. Learn more at: http://lakesammamishfriends.org
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.
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