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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Check Out Washington to start March 1

OLYMPIA – Feb. 7, 2019 – News that families will soon be able to check out a special Washington State Parks Discover Pass from certain libraries has generated interest from communities across Washington. The Check Out Washington pilot program will launch on March 1.

Pierce County, Spokane and Spokane County and Mount Vernon public libraries will start lending “activity backpacks” with Discover Passes on a first-come-first-served basis, thanks to a partnership between State Parks and the Washington State Library. The backpacks, which contain binoculars, field guides and other interpretive materials, will be available for one-week check-outs on March 1.

The Washington State Parks Foundation is funding the Check Out Washington program so users can access parks and recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources.

News media contacts:
Virginia Painter, (360) 902-8562
Meryl Lipman, (360) 902-8557

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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.

News release number: 19-004

 

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