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Committee spots open this fall for eastern Washington snowmobilers
OLYMPIA – August 7, 2017 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to nominate snowmobilers from eastern Washington to serve on the Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee (SMAC).
The committee will have two vacancies this fall, according to Parks’ Winter Recreation Program. One must be filled by a resident of Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln or Spokane County, and the other by a resident of Adams, Whitman, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield or Asotin County. Nominations must be received by Aug. 30, 2017. New appointments begin Oct. 1, for a term of three years.
The committee convenes semi-annually and advises the Commission on program policy, funding priorities and issues related to trail grooming, snow-removal sanitation, education and enforcement.
The SMAC consists of six snowmobilers, three non-motorized winter sports representatives, one member each from the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife and Association of Counties and an ex officio member from the Washington Department of Licensing.
Members are appointed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, and may serve up to two three-year terms. Travel, lodging and meal costs for the meetings are reimbursed by the agency.
To send nominations or request an application, contact the Winter Recreation Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service, (800) 833-6388. For more information on nominations, call (360) 902-8684.
About the Winter Recreation Program
The Winter Recreation Program manages more than 3,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 300 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and more than 120 Sno-Parks. The Winter Recreation Program is supported entirely by user fees, snowmobile registrations and a percentage of the state fuel tax.
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.
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Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission1111 Israel Road S.W.P.O. Box 42650Olympia, WA 98504-2650Washington Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388