News Release 12-022
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Tina Dinzl-Pederson, (360) 387-3342 Christina.Dinzl-Pederson@parks.wa.gov
Sandy Mealing, (360) 902-8559 Sandy.Mealing@parks.wa.gov
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Cama Beach State Park plays host to poster art contest
March 5, 2012 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the children’s poster artwork session at Cama Beach State Park on March 24, as part of the CamOcean World Oceans Day Festival poster art contest.
The children’s artwork session will run from 12:50 to 3:30 p.m. at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S.W. Camano Drive, Camano Island, beginning with a low-tide beach walk and followed by an artwork session at the historic house. Children are invited to create ocean-themed artwork for consideration in the CamOcean World Oceans Day Festival poster contest. All participants must have adult supervision during the event. Art materials are provided.
Winning contest submissions will be used as the poster art for the third annual CamOcean World Oceans Day Festival at Cama Beach State Park on June 16. Winners also will receive a small prize and a copy of their poster. All contest submissions will be displayed at the festival.
Children unable to attend the artwork session may submit ocean-themed art by mail or by visiting Cama Beach State Park. Artwork must be no larger than 8.5 by 11 inches and must include the artist’s first and last name, age and contact information. To be considered, artwork must be received by 5 p.m. March 31. Winners will be notified by April 30.
To submit artwork by mail, send to Interpretive Specialist Tina Dinzl-Pederson at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S.W. Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282. For more information about the contest, visit www.camabeachfoundation.org or contact Christine Longdon at (360) 629-0697 or email@example.com.
The third annual CamOcean World Oceans Day Festival is part of the World Oceans Day international campaign to promote conservation education. The event will be held at Cama Beach State Park on June 16. For more information about the festival, visit www.camabeachfoundation.org or the CamOcean Facebook page.
Cama Beach State Park is a 433-acre historic fishing resort with more than 6,000 feet of rocky beach. The park provides sweeping views of Saratoga Passage, Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountain Range. The area now known as Cama Beach State Park was used for centuries by Native Americans for fishing and hunting. It was later developed into a fishing resort, popular with families for more than 50 years, before becoming a state park in 1994 through a combination of property donation and sale.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
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