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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Deception Pass State Park Foundation seeks out, honors past park managers

New installation will celebrate Deception Pass State Park’s 100-year anniversary and those who helped shape the park 

OLYMPIA – April 6, 2022 – As Deception Pass State Park nears its 100th birthday this month, the Deception Pass State Park Foundation and Parks staff invite past managers and their families, friends and descendants to attend an event at which a permanent installation in the park will honor their contributions. 

Friends and family members of former park managers are encouraged to connect with Jason Armstrong, the Deception Pass State Park area manager at jason.armstrong@parks.wa.gov for an invitation and more information about the event. 

The public also is invited to celebrate these past employees and the park’s history at a Past Park Manager Commemoration, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22 at the park office, 41020 State Route 20, Oak Harbor WA 98277. (Driving directions.) April 22 is Earth Day and a Discover Pass free day. 

The Deception Pass Park Foundation will host 17 events this year to celebrate the park’s 100th birthday.  Those who wish to support the celebrations can contact: deceptionpassfoundation@gmail.com or visit the Foundation’s website at www.deceptionpassfoundation.org. 

News media contact:
Ranger Jason Armstrong, Deception Pass State Park Area Manager (360) 675-3767 jason.armstrong@parks.wa.gov
media@parks.wa.gov 

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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: 22-017
 

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