News Release 13-042
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
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Celebrate the sea
at CamOcean Water Festival
Aug. 12, 2013 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the sea at CamOcean, a free, daylong event at Cama Beach State Park, near Stanwood.
The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 SW Camano Drive, Camano Island. It is supported by the Cama Beach Foundation. The event is free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park.
The waterfront celebration includes information booths, hands-on activities and educational materials provided by a variety of natural resources and ocean conservation organizations that work to restore and maintain Puget Sound and ocean health. Activities include a live, interactive video feed provided by MAST, Adventures Down Under Dive Shop and five Scuba Divers. Visitors also can check out live marine tanks, with help from the Bellingham Marine Life Center and the Washington State University Island County Beach Watchers.
Also featured are guest speakers, live music with Chandlerstone, games, geocaching, arts and crafts, songs and storytelling, toy boat building and a rain gutter regatta. Rental boats and kayaks will be provided by the Center for Wooden Boats.
For more information, visit www.camabeachfoundation.org.
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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. Washington State Parks turned 100 years old on March 19, 2013 and invites the public to events all year long. For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/. Discover Pass provides basic operating support to Washington State Parks. For information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.