Tag Archives: State Parks

Forest Service Road improvement could block access on the West Fork Humptulips River

Blake ponders whether fish could even get to this small stream flowing across the current access road to the 'upper gravel bar' on the West Fork of the Humptulips River

The National Forest Service plans to block vehicle access to a popular gravel bar on the West Fork of the Humptulips River through proposed improvements to Forest Service Road 2203040 that include a turnaround and parking lot. State Representative Brian Blake

Campfires prohibited in all Washington state parks

Washington State Parks 100

Washington State Parks announced today that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains. The prohibition on campfires in state

Washington’s Clean Boating Program wins $1.5 Million federal grant for waste pumpouts

Pumpout Washington is a project of Washington Sea Grant, in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a $1.5 million grant to the Washington State Parks Department’s Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Program, which works in partnership with Washington Sea Grant to help marinas install and operate septic pumpout stations, educate marina

State unveils online map of Public Lands in Washington

RCO Public Lands map

The Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) today announced a new online, interactive map of natural resource and recreation lands owned by government agencies. The statewide map, located at http://publiclands.smartmine.com/, allows people to click on a location and learn which agency

Outdoor Burning Restricted in Grays Harbor County

Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal

Effective 12:01 A.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Grays Harbor County Fire Districts and Fire Departments in cooperation with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR.) and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), will be enacting restrictions on all outdoor

Boating Program urges boaters to be safe this Fourth of July weekend

Washington State Parks Boating Program

Thousands of boaters will hit the water this July 4th holiday to enjoy the weather and to get the best views of waterfront fireworks shows. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Boating Program urges boaters to stay safe and pack

Public invited to weigh in on Washington state marine parks use and fees

Adventure Awaits

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is asking the boating public to help the agency better understand how boaters use state marine parks and provide their views on possible changes to fees and policies for next year. Boaters are

Law enforcement administrators meet in Pacific County to discuss trending issues

Pacific County Sheriff Meeting

The Pacific County Sheriff recently hosted a meeting of local law enforcement administrators to discuss several regional issues. The combined agency meeting was to further efforts by each of the agencies to share information and resources, and work together towards

Volunteers needed to evaluate grants for parks, trails, boating and farmland preservation

WDFW

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) is looking for volunteers to evaluate grant applications and help decide where the next parks, trails and boat launches will go in the state, as well as help prioritize farmlands

More Washington boaters require Boater Education Card in 2014

As of January 1st, 2014, all Washington boaters aged 59 or younger must have the state’s mandatory Boater Education Card on board when operating a motorboat with 15 horsepower or greater, reminds BOATERexam.com, a leading online boating educator. The state’s