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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Parks seeks applications for Winter Recreation Advisory Committees

OLYMPIA – November 21, 2022 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to nominate winter sports enthusiasts for the agency’s snowmobile and non-motorized advisory committees. Four positions are available statewide to snowmobilers, and two are available statewide to individuals involved in non-motorized winter sports.


Both committees are comprised of a combination of snowmobilers and individuals involved in non-motorized winter sports. The Washington Department of Natural ResourcesWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Association of Counties each have one representative who serves on both committees. Also included is an ex-officio member from the Washington Department of Licensing. The committees meet separately at least two weekends each year. Members may serve up to two, three-year terms.


The Winter Recreation Advisory Committee is seeking a non-motorized winter sports candidate from Area 6, which represents Adams, Whitman, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties. The committee also seeks an at-large candidate to represent snowmobilers.


The Snowmobile Advisory Committee seeks candidates from Area 2, which represents Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties, Area 3 which represents Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln and Spokane counties; Area 4, which represents Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Cowlitz, Skamania, Clark, Mason, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties. The committee also seeks an at-large candidate to represent non-motorized winter sports enthusiasts. 


Nominations must be received by December 15, 2022. New appointments begin January 15, 2023. 


To send nominations or request an application, contact the Winter Recreation Program, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, winter@parks.wa.gov.  For more information on nominations, call (360) 902-8684.


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission thanks the public for supporting state parks. 


News media contact:

Ashley Seydel, Winter Recreation Communications Consultant, (360) 790-5317

media@parks.wa.gov 

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About Washington State Parks Winter Recreation

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Winter Recreation Program manages more than 3,500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 700 miles of groomed non-motorized winter trails and more than 130 Sno-Parks (plowed parking areas near snowmobile and cross-country ski trails). The Sno-Park Program is supported entirely by user fees, snowmobile registrations and a percentage of the state of Washington’s fuel tax. General fund dollars and other state taxes are not used to maintain Sno-Parks.

News release number: 21-047


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