State Parks offers 12 ‘free days’ to visitors in 2015

January 2, 2015

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has released its schedule of days in 2015 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park.

The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass — a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Natural Resources.

The legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 “free days” when the pass would not be required. The free days apply only at state parks, like Lake Sammamish State Park or the Tiger Mountain State Forest; the Discover Pass is still required to access WDFW and DNR lands. Read more

Area rowers win big in Canadian meet

June 3, 2011

The Sammamish Rowing Association junior rowing team — which includes Liberty High School senior Alanah Bell — competed at this year’s Brentwood School Regatta in Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada.

The team brought home the total points trophy and the individual boys’ and girls’ team points trophies for the second year in a row. The team won points by finishing each race.

The Brentwood Regatta is the largest youth rowing event in North America, featuring more than 1,700 rowers from the Pacific Northwest and southwest Canada.

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