All posts by Jenny Burns

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Powerful Partnerships Support WA State Parks

In efforts to ensure great places for the community to live, work, and enjoy, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is partnering with Washington State Parks Foundation and other non-profit organizations to promote environmental stewardship. “We hope through these partnerships, we can reach farther and make an even greater impact,” said Andy Wappler, PSE Vice President of… Read More

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Cool Adventures at State Parks WSPF Photo Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Chip Andrus for submitting the winning photo “Bikepacking the John Wayne Pioneer Trail east of Marengo” taken at Iron Horse State Park to the Cool Adventures at Washington State Parks fall photo contest challenge. Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF) invited photographers and state park lovers to share how they FALL in love with… Read More

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Sunset over Breaking Waves: Summer Fun in the Sun Photo Challenge Winner!

Summer may be over, but photos and memories will last forever. Congratulations to WSPF photographer, Selina Ryser on her winning photo “Sunset over Breaking Waves” taken at Cape Disappointment State Park. In memory of another beautiful Washington summer, the Washington State Parks Foundation invited park enthusiasts and photographers from across the state to enter the WSPF… Read More


Local Conservationist Hikes the Green River Gorge from Kanaskat-Palmer to Flaming Geyser State Park

A long time advocate for Green River Gorge conservation, Lisa Parsons, recently reached her goal of hiking the entire Green River Gorge from Kanaskat-Palmer State Park to Flaming Geyser State Park. This 12 mile remote adventure was completed on Sept. 19, 2016. Parsons has been hiking sections of the river gorge throughout the summer as part of… Read More

Carrie Yuan Children at Cama Beach

Families can Unplug and Play Outside at Cama Beach State Park

Written by Carrie Yuan, park enthusiast, photographer, videographer and friend of Washington State Parks Foundation Waterfront cabins, historical and outdoor education, activities, food, and opportunities to unwind makes Cama Beach State Park a popular destination for families in the Northwest. Hear from a young Seattle mother of three, Carrie Yuan, as she shares charming stories, heartwarming… Read More

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Summer Fun in the Sun Photo Contest

There are not enough words in the world to describe the inspiring and energizing beauty of Washington State Parks in the summer. From the breathtaking sunsets on the Pacific Ocean to the captivating wildlife, to the beaming smile of child roasting marshmallows, our state parks leave us speechless. That’s why Washington State Parks Foundation invited you to submit… Read More

Pacific Northwest Lighthouse Adventures with WSPF Photographer, AJ Barse

Written by AJ Barse, award-winning Pacific Northwest photographer and friend of Washington State Parks Foundation Iconic landmarks, navigational marvels, and architectural beauties, lighthouses in the Pacific Northwest continue to fascinate and delight thousands of visitors every year. Whether you are a captain navigating the Pacific Coast, vacationing at the beach, or searching for a stunning… Read More

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Boeing Grant to WSPF Funds Bridge Construction at Willapa Hills Trail

Following the hurricane-force storm in December 2007 in Lewis County, Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF) applied for and received a generous $100,000 grant from The Boeing Company to assist in repairing damaged segments of the Willapa Hills Trail. The storm lead to the flooding of the Chehalis river system which destroyed fish-friendly culverts, spawning habitats, natural vegetation, and… Read More

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Celebrate Willapa Hills State Park Trail Bridge Completions

Long-distance trails are important contributors to vibrant tourism, economic vitality, healthy outdoor recreation, and educational opportunities in Washington. Both Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Washington State Parks Foundation (WSPF) embrace long-distance trails as an important aspect of their mission and work. Join WSPF, State Parks, Lewis County Trails, and Boeing Company to celebrate the completion of… Read More