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  1. 18-047 State Parks Boating Program launches Paddle Safe Week, July 20 to 28

    Washington State Parks’ Boating Program is leading a statewide awareness effort to promote safe paddling while having fun on the water. Earlier this year, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation declaring July 20 through 28 Paddle Safe Week. Read on...
  2. 18-046 Fort Casey celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Big Guns’ arrival

    Washington State Parks invites the public to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of the Big Guns' arrival at Fort Casey Historical State Park at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Read on...
  3. 18-045 State Parks Commission will consider 2019-21 budget requests

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider adopting 2019-21 budget requests at its meeting next week in Vancouver that allow State Parks to build on progress made starting in 2015-17 and achieve a healthy, sustainable park system. Read on...
  4. 18-044 Public invited to learn more about long-term planning for Wallace Falls State Park

    Washington State Parks will update community members and interested park visitors on the next phase of recreation planning for Wallace Falls State Park at a public meeting in Sultan. Read on...
  5. 18-043 Operation Dry Water: Emphasis patrols target boating under the influence June 29 to July 1

    As part of a nationally coordinated event—Operation Dry Water—State Parks Boating Program and partners are asking boaters to stay sober on the water. Emphasis patrols will be conducted June 29 through July 1. Read on...