News Release 11-041
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
Sandy Mealing, (360) 902-8559
Diana Dupuis, (360) 886-0148
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Rock the Green at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
Jul. 27, 2011 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the Rock the Green annual benefit concert at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, near Enumclaw.
The event runs from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, 32101 Kanaskat-Cumberland S.E., Ravensdale. Live music, guided hikes, native plant education and more provide entertainment for the whole family, and a silent auction in support of the Middle Green River Coalition features donated items. Food is available for purchase and a beer garden is open to participants 21 years and older. Admission is free. The Discover Pass is not required for those attending the event.
Headlining Rock the Green is singer and songwriter Justin Grennan, originally from Enumclaw. A soul musician, Grennan is best known for his participation in the 2011 debut season of NBC’s television show, “The Voice,” a reality talent show. Additional performances by local bands include Night Train, Plateau, Inside Out and Backwards, Max Renshaw and Howling Rain.
Rock the Green is a benefit event for the Middle Green River Coalition, with all proceeds going towards the protection of the middle Green River and its tributaries. For more information about Rock the Green, please visit www.MGRCRocktheGreen.org.
The Middle Green River Coalition protects and enhances open spaces in the Middle Green River watershed to ensure long-term habitat health and recreation opportunities through conservation easements, land acquisition, partner outreach, education and the promotion of forest sustainability.
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a 320-acre camping park on a small, low plateau along two miles of the Green River. Sandstone canyon walls form the interior of the gorge and old-growth trees are viewable from the park’s three miles of hiking trail. Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a wetland home to vast varieties of plants, birds and wildlife. The park offers a natural forest setting, fishing and picnicking opportunities and is known for expert-level whitewater river rafting and kayaking recreation.
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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