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Posted on: May 15, 2015

15-024 State Parks announces Camano Island State Park summer amphitheater program

Award-winning filmmaker Rick Wood kicks off series May 23

OLYMPIA – May 15, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Camano Island State Park invite the public to attend the park’s amphitheater speaker series taking place throughout the summer. Opening the series on May 23 is Rick Wood, documentary filmmaker of the award-winning film, “Fragile Waters.”

Wood’s presentation begins at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 23 at the amphitheater in Camano Island State Park, 2269 S. Lowell Rd., Camano Island, 98282. (Directions: He will discuss his personal story of how at age 39 in 2011 he threw his life into filmmaking and the resulting 2014 movie telling the complete story of the perils facing Southern Resident Orca (killer whales) and chinook salmon. Wood will present his film “Fragile Waters” on July 10 at Cama Beach State Park.

The summer amphitheater speakers series take place every Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m., from May 23 on Memorial Day weekend through Saturday, Sept. 5 on Labor Day weekend. The outdoor setting serves as an inspiring backdrop for these lively and informative programs, enjoyed by campers and the public.

Programs in the summer lineup span a wide variety of topics and interests, including presentations about eagles, owls, bugs, bats and other wildlife of the Camano Island area; a hands-on introduction to geocaching; how to catch and cook crabs; a presentation on climate change with practical solutions; native trees of Puget Sound; and ice age animals.

State Parks will post more details about each program on its website events calendar at as well as its social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the programs, contact Tina Dinzl-Pederson, interpretive specialist, 360-387-3342 or

Admission to the programs is free. A Discover Pass is required for day-use vehicle access. (More information about the Discover Pass is at

About Camano Island State Park
Located in Island County, Camano Island State Park is a 173-acre camping park with 6,700 feet of rocky shoreline and beach, as well as sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier. For more information, visit:

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.

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Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit

Media contacts:
Tina Dinzl-Pederson, (360) 387-3342
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388


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