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Posted on: April 29, 2020

State Parks Commission to meet next week

Commission will hold meeting online due to COVID-19 restrictions

OLYMPIA – April 29, 2020 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next meeting virtually on Wednesday, May 6.

In accordance with social distancing measures, the commission has changed its regular scheduled meeting from May 6 and 7 at Fort Worden Historical State Park to a one-day, online work session.

The commission will hold this meeting via Microsoft Teams and cover only a few essential items. No action will be taken. The public is invited to listen to the work session online; however, no public comment will be taken.

State Parks staff will provide updates on COVID-19 efforts, 2021-23 strategic planning, operating and capital budgets. Additionally, the commission will discuss legislative matters, including potential requests to be made of the Governor’s Office and Legislature during the 2021 legislative session.

WHAT
Bi-monthly commission work session

WHO 
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6

WHERE
Microsoft Teams*

* It is not necessary to have Microsoft Teams installed to access this online meeting.

BACKGROUND
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. Commission meetings agendas are available online.

News 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: 20-024

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