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Posted on: December 1, 2016

16-073 State Parks Commission sets special meeting for work planning



Virginia Painter, (360) 902-8562

OLYMPIA – Dec. 1, 2016 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will have a special meeting planning session next week in Port Townsend.

The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, and will continue from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Commons Building in Fort Worden Historical State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend.

The Commission will take no formal action. The meeting is open to the public; however, no public comment will be heard.

The meeting agenda includes a review of 2016; updates from agency assistant directors on current projects and initiatives; a discussion about  new officers to serve on commission subcommittees; an update on Fort Worden Historical State Park; an update on Fort Worden Public  Development Authority activities and a general discussion with the agency’s assistant attorney general.

The Commission will tour Fort Townsend Historical State Park and meet with the Friends of Fort Townsend starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 . At 5 p.m., the Commission will take a tour of Fort Worden partner organizations, starting at Madrona MindBody Institute. At 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, the Commission will continue a tour of Fort Worden partner organizations, starting at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

The Commission’s next  regular meeting is scheduled for Jan. 26, in Olympia. Information about Commission meetings is available online at  


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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1111 Israel Road S.W.
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504-2650

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