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  3. Accomplishments
  1. 17-015 State Parks announces two free days in April

    State Parks invites the public to celebrate Spring and Earth Day with two free days at state parks on April 11 and 22. Read on...
  2. 17-014 Winter recreation continues, but Sno-Parks are reducing services

    Plowing and grooming at Sno-Parks in Washington comes to an end April 1. However, many Sno-Parks will remain open. Read on...
  3. 17-013 State Parks begins long-term planning for three state parks in Southeast Washington

    State Parks invites the public to help plan for future recreation needs at Palouse Falls, Lyons ferry and Lewis & Clark Trail state parks. The first meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 11 in Dayton. Read on...
  4. 17-012 National ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign reminds boaters to get educated

    During the national 'Spring Aboard' campaign, March 19-25, the Washington State Parks Boating Program urges boaters to make sure they are prepared for the upcoming season by taking—and passing—a boater education course. Read on...
  5. 17-011 CANCELLED: Volunteer environmental docents needed for Lake Sammamish State Park

    CANCELLED: State Parks, in partnership with the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, is offering training to people interested in becoming volunteer docents at the park. The five-hour training is April 8. Read on...