Cheers to our volunteers! 

2019 state parks volunteer award winners

From camp hosting, to combating invasive plants, to keeping things tidy, volunteers enrich the park experience for everyone. Once a year, we like to take off our hats to recognize some of our volunteers for their exemplary service. We are proud to acknowledge the following 17 volunteers for their outstanding contributions in 2019. Award winners are chosen from nominations by State Parks staff members.

Host of the Year

Patricia Huttunen, Dash Point and Lake Sammamish State Parks

Rookie Host of the Year

Gary Anderson, Lake Chelan State Park

Outstanding contributions by hosts

Chet and Kathy Renskers, Rasar State Park

Sharon Teeters, Kitsap Memorial State Park

Bev and Gerry Van Winkle, Lincoln Rock State Park


Volunteers of the Year

David and Cheri Anderson, Fort Casey Historical State Park


outstanding contributions by Volunteers

Bart Wolfe, Penrose Point State Park

John White, South Whidbey State Park

award of excellence

Ellen Wilson, Battle Ground Lake State Park

significant volunteer achievement

Ron Raplee, Fort Flagler Historical State Park

good Samaritan award

Dave Anderson, Potlatch State Park

stewardship hero

Bertrand "Peter" Downey, Battle Ground Lake State Park

certificates of appreciation

Kate Robbins, Fort Worden Historical State Park

Anne Katherine, Fort Worden Historical State Park


Learn more about our 2019 volunteer award winners!


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