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Posted on: April 6, 2021

State Parks Commission to meet next week

Commission will hold meeting online due to COVID-19 

UPDATE April 7: TVW will also stream the April 15 regular Commission meeting here: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2021041147

OLYMPIA – April 6, 2021 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually on April 15.

In accordance with the governor’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery guidelines and in an effort to limit in-person interactions, the commission meeting will be held via WebEx with a call-in option for those who cannot access the online stream.

Commission action items include:

The commission will hear staff reports and updates on:

  • State Parks’ 2019-21 biennium operating and capital budget expenditures; 2019-21 Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account (PRSA) revenue; the 2021 supplemental operating budget; and the 2021-23 budget requests.
  • The status of the 2021 Legislative Session.  

A virtual work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting on Wednesday, April 14. Work sessions are open to the public; however, there will be no opportunity for public comment, and the commission will not take any formal action.

WHAT

Bi-monthly commission meeting 

WHO 

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN 

Work session
9 a.m. to about 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14
 

Regular meeting
9 a.m. to about 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 15
 

WHERE

WebEx
Work Session WebEx attendee link
Regular Meeting WebEx attendee link
Password for both events: WAP@rks2021

Phone
US Toll: (415) 655-0001
Seattle Toll: (206) 207-1700 

Work session Access Code: 133 652 5071
Regular meeting Access Code: 133 216 2862

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, media@parks.wa.gov

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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: 21-019

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