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  3. Accomplishments
  1. State Parks’ safety vessel, mascot, staff will join Seattle's Torchlight Parade

    Washington State Parks Boating Program's safety vessel WALTER, mascot Bagley Beaver and staff, including park rangers, will participate in this year's Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade July 27. Read on...
  2. State Boating Program’s annual campaign focuses on safety for paddlers

    During Paddle Safe Week, July 21 to 27, the Washington State Parks Boating Program will lead a statewide effort to increase safety awareness among those who kayak, canoe and stand up paddleboard. Read on...
  3. Public invited to learn more about plans to improve Schafer State Park

    Washington State Parks and the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia invite the public to a community picnic on June 20 to learn more about a new facilities plan for Schafer State Park. Read on...
  4. Cascade Foothills Area state parks host free family-friendly programs this summer

    Washington State Parks staff in the Cascade Foothills Area invite the public to a summer full of interactive nature programs, cultural celebrations, art and music, now through August. Read on...
  5. Parks Commission meets next week in Bremerton

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular meeting Thursday, July 18, in Bremerton. Commissioners will consider adopting the Wallace Falls State Park plan, leasing DNR property on the Palouse to Cascades Trail, and more. Read on...
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