The purpose of the sustainability program is to conserve park resources with the needs of future generations in mind. Washington State Parks strives to educate its staff and visitors of the benefits of using sustainable practices in parks and their homes in order to make the world a cleaner, safer place. Practicing sustainability helps to preserve resources for future generations.
The Washington State Parks Sustainability Plan (PDF) guides sustainable practices in state parks and recognizes the agency's role in implementing state government policies and laws, including emerging climate change and sustainable resource use initiatives. The plan aims to improve long-term protection of park natural and cultural resources, create opportunities to interpret green technology and practices to the public, and improve agency business practices and conservation of resources.