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  2. Park Stories
  3. Accomplishments
  1. Squilchuck State Park prepares for fall forest health project

    Washington State Parks will conduct forest thinning at Squilchuck State Park, beginning this fall. The project will reduce wildfire risk and improve the health of the park’s forests. Read on...
  2. State Parks Boating Program shares tips for paddlesport safety

    Paddle Safe Week runs from July 18 through July 24. The campaign encourages people to learn about safe paddling practices and how to put them to use on the water this summer and year-round. Read on...
  3. State Parks to begin mooring buoy repair project throughout Puget Sound

    Contracted buoy repair work begins July 12, 2021 at locations in the San Juan Islands, and will continue through the summer. Learn more about these scheduled repairs, which will affect moorage availability. Read on...
  4. State Parks Commission to meet next week in Spokane

    OLYMPIA – July 6, 2021 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its first regular in-person commission meeting since January 2020 on Thursday, July 15, in Spokane. Read on...
  5. State Parks prohibits campfires and charcoal use statewide

    Effective July 2, all Washington state parks and ocean beaches in the Seashore Conservation Area are under a Level 3 burn ban until further notice due to extreme heat and dry conditions. Read on...
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