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Posted on: July 22, 2020

State Parks Commission to meet next week

Commission will hold meeting online due to COVID-19 

OLYMPIA – July 22, 2020 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually on July 30.

In accordance with the governor’s Safe Start guidelines and an effort to limit in-person interactions, the commission has changed its regularly scheduled meeting from July 29 and 30 at Skamania Lodge to a one-day online meeting and work session. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Commission action includes the approval of the agency’s capital and operating budget proposals, amending a lease with the Fort Worden Public Development Authority, authorization of several grant requests and the sale of surplus land to the State Department of Transportation, and the adoption of the 10-year strategic plan. The commission will also make changes to its 2020 meeting schedule.

In addition, the commission will hear updates and reports from executive leadership about the agency’s COVID-19 efforts.

WHAT
Bi-monthly commission meeting and work session

WHO 
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 30

WHERE
Microsoft Teams*

* It is not necessary to have Microsoft Teams installed to access this online meeting.

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BACKGROUND
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. Commission meetings agendas are available online.

News media contact:
Anna Gill, Communications Office, (360) 902-8562

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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: 20-035

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