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  3. Accomplishments
  1. Parks Commission to review planning, program policies at regular meeting next week

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will review policies associated with park planning and attend to policy housekeeping details at its regular 9 a.m. March 21, at State Parks Headquarters, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Tumwater. Read on...
  2. Central Washington state parks schedule spring program lineup

    State parks in the Central Cascades region are jumping into the spring season with some fun and exciting new interpretive programs. Mark your calendars and join staff for Junior Ranger programs, birding, post-wildfire examination and much more! Read on...
  3. Annual ‘Spring Aboard’ campaign reminds boaters to get educated

    With boating season just around the corner, Washington State Parks Boating Program will be participating in the National Spring Aboard Campaign, March 17-23, which reminds boaters to get educated about boating safety. Read on...
  4. Holi celebration returns to Lake Sammamish State Park

    The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to celebrate spring at the 2019 Holi Celebration — the Festival of Colors — March 23, at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. Read on...
  5. Public invited to help improve trails at Larrabee State Park

    Washington State Parks is launching a planning process to improve the trail system at Larrabee State Park and invites the public to give input at the first of a series of three workshops on March 13, in Bellingham. Read on...
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