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Posted on: July 6, 2022

State Parks Commission to meet in Anacortes


OLYMPIA – July 6, 2022 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Thursday, July 14 at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge in Anacortes.

Commission action items include 2023-25 state grant applications and approval of the 2023-25 operating and capital budgets.

In addition, the commission will hear updates and reports from agency staff and MS2000.

A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting, on Wednesday, July 13. 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 Kukutali Preserve beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. On Friday, July 15, the commission will tour the Rosario Tidelands at Deception Pass State Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the tours but must provide their own transportation.

WHAT
Bi-monthly commission meeting

WHO
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
 Wednesday, July 13 

Work session

9 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. 
 Thursday, July 14 

Regular meeting

WHERE
Swinomish Casino and Lodge
 12885 Casino Drive
 Anacortes, WA 98221

Participate remotely by listening and/or watching using virtual access provided by TVW:

 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 Director
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: 22-032

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