Parks

Pearson’s state-parks partnership bill heads to governor Measure would give parks flexibility in addressing funding needs On Tuesday the Senate voted 47-2 to agree with changes made by the House of Representatives to Sen. Kirk Pearson’s state-parks partnership bill. Senate Bill 6034, which passed with broad bipartisan support in the House and Senate, now heads to the... Read More...
Pearson’s work to keep state parks open earns legislative approval A measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson that provides funding to keep state parks open earned strong bipartisan approval Sunday in the Washington State Senate and Monday in the House of Representatives. “Facing the possibility of shutting down parks I was determined to develop options for keeping them accessible and... Read More...
Senate adopts Pearson resolution honoring state parks centennial The state Senate today unanimously adopted a resolution honoring the centennial of Washington’s state-park system. Senate Resolution 8625 was sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe. “Washington has one of the oldest, largest, most beautiful state-park systems in the country and each park preserves a piece of our rich heritage,” Pearson... Read More...
OP-ED: Despite tight budgets, we must save our state parks From the Everett Herald, February 17, 2013 There are a lot of contentious issues in Olympia right now, but there’s one thing every senator and every representative can agree on: Washington’s state parks are the collective crown jewel of this great state. With 117 parks and recreation sites open to... Read More...
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