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What's the buzz? Pollinators bring beauty — and more — to parks!
July 22, 2020Pollinators make more than just a pretty picture! Animals that fly, crawl and leap among flowering blooms are essential to the flowers we love and the foods we eat. Explore all the gifts pollinators bring us with Parks Interpretive Specialist Kevin LIeske.
Make it a beach-friendly Fourth of July
June 29, 2020 Washington's Coast is a popular July 4th destination. It's also a precious resource and habitat for humans and marine life alike. Learn about how to have a fun, safe and beach-friendly Fourth of July from the dedicated folks at CoastSavers!
Commute to the great outdoors -- try working from a park!
June 19. 2020 This year has brought rapid change in the way we do most everything, including work and vacation. Why not combine the two? Grab your laptop and try a mid-week work adventure at a Washington state park!
North Head Lighthouse celebrates 122 years
June 9, 2020 North Head Lighthouse just turned 122 -- and it's looking better than ever. Read all about the decade-long restoration process in this blog by Parks Interpretive Specialist Stephen Wood, and be inspired to visit this beautiful landmark soon at Cape Disappointment State Park.
Honoring the 40th "Eruptiversary" of Mount St. Helens
May 14, 2020 The cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens was 40 years ago this month.Learn about it from those who witnessed it firsthand! Alysa Adams, parks interpretive specialist at the Mount St. Helens Visitor's Center, reflects on this monumental event and shares the words of those who saw this Earth-changing event unfold.
Get your ship in shape for spring! May 11, 2020 Boating season may be getting off to a late start, but it's no less of a great start! The weather is warming up and we bet you are ready to hit the water. Before you do, it's a good idea to perform a spring maintenance check. Here's some handy tips and reminders for getting your craft ready for fun!
Getting crafty indoors while thinking green!
April 22, 2020Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! While it might be a bit harder to celebrate outside in these unprecedented times, you can still honor the day with crafts that help protect and heal the planet. State parks Interpretive Specialist Alysa Adams shows you how!
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