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Posted on: November 9, 2021

State Parks Commission to meet in Vancouver

OLYMPIA – Nov. 9, 2021 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its regular in-person commission meeting Thursday, Nov. 18, in Vancouver. 

Commission action items include authorizing the transfer of the Lake Newport property in Pend Oreille County for local park purposes and authorizing the sale of the Auburn State Park Property in King County.

In addition, the commission will hear updates and reports from park staff about financial matters and the preliminary recommendations on land classifications and long-term park boundaries.

A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting, on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Work sessions are open to the public; however, there will be no opportunity for the public to comment and no formal action will be taken. 

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, the commission will tour Paradise Point State Park beginning in the day-use area. The commission will visit Battle Ground Lake State Park at 3 p.m. later that day. 

The public is welcome to attend the tours but must provide their own transportation

WHAT

Bi-monthly commission meeting

WHO

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

WHEN

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Work session

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18
Regular meeting

WHERE

City of Vancouver City Hall – Council Chambers
415 W 6th Steet, Vancouver, WA 98660

Virtual access via WebEx

  • Attendee link
     Password: WAP@rks2021
  • Call in Number:
    Call-in # (415) 655-0001 or (206) 207-1700          
    Access Code:  2461 230 1447

BACKGROUND

The commission has six regular meetings a year in pre-determined locations around the state. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings. A full agenda, including information about opportunities for public comment is available at 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. 

News media contact:
Amanda McCarthy, Interim Communications Director
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: 21-067

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