Volunteer Recognition

2021 state parks volunteer award winners

Washington State Parks volunteers demonstrate time and again our connection to our state lands. We proudly recognize the following Volunteer Award recipients, nominated and chosen by park staff, for their outstanding commitment and acts of service in 2021.

Check out our Blog Post to learn more about what these wonderful volunteers did in 2021. 

We highly value all our volunteers for their service! They make Washington state parks the wonderful places they are.

VOLUNTeer of the Year

Rory Wallgren (Deception Pass State Park)

Host of the Year

Rick Dye (Dash Point State Park)

rookie host of the year

Christine & Ron Brown (Moran State Park)

Volunteer group of the year

Friends of Fort Worden (Fort Worden State Park)

outstanding contributionS by Volunteers

Frank Benish (Inland Northwest Area)

Outstanding Contribution by a Group

YouthBuild - Spokane AmeriCorps (Inland Northwest Area)

Friends of Lake Sammamish (Cascade Foothills Area)

significant volunteer achievement

Bill Way (Lake Sammamish State Park)

Lifetime achievement 

Debbie Berto (Lake Sammamish State Park)

stewardship hero

Pete Kelsey (Fort Casey, Beacon Rock & Columbia Hills State Parks)

certificates of appreciation

Robert Cameron & Barbara Stuebing (Sun Lakes State Parks)

Mike & Minnie Dixon (Bay View State Park)

Jim and Brenda Jordan (South Whidbey State Park)

Walt & Martie Washington (Spencer Spit State Park)

Friends of Fort Flagler (Fort Flagler State Park)

Learn more about our 2021 volunteer award winners!

Volunteer Thank You