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  1. State’s Boating Program encourages hunters to boat safely

    With the upcoming opening of waterfowl and upland game hunting seasons, Washington State Parks’ Boating Program wants people who hunt from boats to be safe and know the boating laws before they head out on the water. Read on...
  2. State Parks, partners offer youth snowmobile safety class

    Washington State Park's Winter Recreation Program, the Chelan County Sheriff's Office and WSSA are offering free snowmobile classes for youth age 12 to 16 this fall. Read on...
  3. State Parks Commission considers adding Westport Light to potential ‘next new park’ list

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will consider placing Westport Light State Park on a short list of candidates to be considered for a new park predesign study at their regular meeting Sept. 20, in Okanogan. Read on...
  4. History comes alive at Sacajawea State Park

    Find out what life was like 200 to 15,000 years ago at the annual Heritage Days Saturday, Sept. 29, at Sacajawea Historical State Park. Read on...
  5. Law enforcement training takes to the water Sept. 24-27

    Tacoma's Commencement Bay will be the site of marine law enforcement training Sept. 24 through 27. Boaters are advised to avoid the area and the training vessels in the afternoons. Read on...