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Posted on: September 3, 2021

State Parks Commission to meet in Richland

OLYMPIA – Sept. 3, 2021 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Thursday, Sept. 16, in Richland. 

Commission action items include approval of an amendment to the resource sale rule, Boating Program WAC updates, supplemental operating budget requests and Commission meeting dates and locations for 2022.

In addition, the commission will hear updates and reports from park staff about financial matters and the potential property transfer and sale of park-owned properties. 

A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting, on Wednesday, Sept. 15. 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. 

The commission will tour Sacajawea Historical State Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The public is welcome to attend the tour but must provide their own transportation.

WHAT
Bi-monthly commission meeting

WHO
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Work session

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 16
Regular meeting

WHERE
City of Richland City Hall – Council Chambers
625 Swift Blvd, Richland, WA 99352
(Driving directions)

Virtual access via WebEx

  • Attendee link
     Password: WAP@rks2021
  • Call in Number
     Call-in #: (415) 655-0001 or (206) 207-1700
     Access Code: 177 038 1504

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 State 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.  

News media contact:
Amanda McCarthy, Communications Manager
media@parks.wa.gov
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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: 20-050

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