June 7, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. June 7, 2014
Washington State Parks has 12 free days in 2014 when visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass to visit a state park, including Lake Sammamish State Park. The next dates are June 7 and 8.
National Get Outdoors Day on June 14 also features a free day of parking.
May 24, 2014
NEW — Noon May 24, 2014
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is urging people to exercise caution with fire this Memorial Day weekend.
Wildfire season has started here in Washington, and the department has already responded to more than 80 wildfires across the state.
Memorial Day is traditionally associated with the start of summer, and the holiday weekend typically brings more people outdoors.
April 9, 2014
NEW — 3 p.m. April 9, 2014
Issaquah was named a Tree City USA for its 21st year today in honor of Arbor Day.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources recognized 84 cities that have been chosen as a Tree City USA. The department said in a release that cities that earn the Tree City USA title for their efforts in keeping urban forests healthy and vibrant.
August 27, 2013
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has launched a video campaign featuring a Sasquatch family to remind people that a Discover Pass is required when visiting Washington state-managed recreation lands.
The video is available at bit.ly/SquatchFamily.
The Discover Pass is a vehicle access pass required on all Washington state-managed recreation lands. The fine for not displaying a Discover Pass is $99.