OLYMPIA – March 3, 2020 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular commission meeting on Thursday, March 12, in Chelan.
Commission action items include:
- Adopting Alta Lake and Bridgeport state parks’ land classification and long-term park boundaries.
- Authorizing staff to pursue recommended revisions and updates for inclusion in evaluation criteria by the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.
- Revising land classifications and a long-term boundary for Twin Harbors State Park.
The commission will hear updates and reports from park staff about the U.S. Navy’s Special Operations training application.
Representatives from the Navy will be present during staff’s report as the applicant. Following staff’s report, the Navy will be given 20 minutes to provide information and answer commissioners’ questions. The public will then be given an opportunity to provide comment to the commission on this item.
The Navy report will be broadcast online to accommodate those who can’t attend the meeting in person. The public can get the latest information about this topic and find broadcast instructions on Parks’ website, parks.state.wa.us/NavyProposal.
In addition to the Navy agenda item, staff will provide updates on financial and legislative matters.
A work session is scheduled the day before the regular meeting on Wednesday, March 11. Work sessions are open to the public; however, there will be no opportunity for the public to comment, and no formal action will be taken.
Beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, the commission will tour Alta Lake State Park followed by a tour of Bridgeport State Park. The public is welcome to attend the tours but must provide their own transportation.
Bi-monthly commission meeting
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11
9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 12
104 W Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816
(Driving directions and public transit options)
The commission has six regular meetings a year in pre-determined locations around the state. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings. A full agenda, including information about opportunities for public comment is available at on State Parks’ website.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of seven citizen volunteers appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The commission is charged with providing policy direction for the agency.
News media contact:
Anna Gill, Communications Office, (360) 902-8562
About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
News release number: 20-013