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Posted on: November 13, 2019

State Parks Commission to meet next week in Wenatchee

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Nov. 13, 2019 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular commission meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Wenatchee.

The agenda includes Commission approval of the sale of timber as part of a forest health thinning project at Fields Spring State Park ; selection of the Miller Peninsula property in Clallam County as the next new full-service state park; and approval of updates to the Commission’s real estate policy. State Parks’ staff will also report on highlights and accomplishments of the Winter Recreation Program and provide a financial update.

A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Work sessions are open to the public, however there will be no opportunity for the public to comment, and no formal action will be taken.

On Tuesday, Nov 19, the Commission will tour Horan Natural Area at Wenatchee Confluence State Park and meet with Chelan PUD staff, followed by a tour of Squilchuck State Park. The public is welcome to attend the tours, but they must provide their own transportation.

WHAT
Bi-monthly Commission meeting

WHO
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
9 a.m.to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Work session

9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Regular meeting

WHERE
Wenatchee Convention Center
121 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee. WA 98801

(Driving directions)

BACKGROUND

The Commission has six regular meetings a year in pre-determined locations around the state. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings. A full agenda, including information about opportunities for public comment is available at on the Parks website.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The commission is charged with providing policy direction for the agency. 

Media contact:

Anna Gill, Communications Office, (360) 902-8562

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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: 19-087

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