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Posted on: September 10, 2020

State Parks Commission to meet next week

Commission will hold meeting online due to COVID-19 

OLYMPIA – Sept. 10, 2020 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually on Thursday, Sept. 17.

In accordance with the governor’s Safe Start guidelines and in an effort to limit in-person interactions, the commission has changed its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 16 and 17 in Pullman to a one-day online meeting. The meeting will be held via WebEx with a call-in option for those who cannot access the online stream.

Commission action includes:

  • Approval of the sale of excess timber from forest health thinning along the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail near Cle Elum.
  • Evaluation of mission alignment and ranking of projects for grant funding through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.
  • Authorization to acquire the Wicklund property next to the Grayland Beach Ocean Beach Approach.
  • Approval of the 2021 Supplemental Operating Budget request.

The commission also will hear updates and reports from executive leadership, including a 2020 summer season operations report.

WHAT
Bi-monthly commission meeting

WHO 
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN
9 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17

WHERE
WebEx

WebEx attendee link

Phone

US Toll: (415) 655-0001
Seattle Toll: (206) 207-1700
Meeting Access Code: 133 404 8199 


BACKGROUND
The commission has six regular meetings a year in pre-determined locations around the state. A complete agenda, including information about opportunities for public comment, is available on State Parks’ website.

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 meeting 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: 20-047



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