All posts by Lisa Bellefond

Giving Tuesday – give early and your gift gets doubled via a special match

Giving Tuesday is November 27 and is almost here. We have a great earlybird offer for you right now to help state parks and match your gift, up to $2,000! Your gift will help do much needed improvements and shovel-ready projects throughout the state including vital programs and projects on trails, campsites and scenic lookouts. Your support… Read More


Park Improvement Project grants are awarded to 20 State Parks

Through the generosity of our donors Washington State Parks Foundation provides awards to 20 state parks that requested support in 2018. Tap on photos below to learn about some recent grants and note the list for parks that will be improved for your visits next summer. Conconully – Interpretive Cabin Restoration: $2500 Deception Pass – play ground slide replacement:… Read More


Veterans get to experience work at state parks through VCC Park Champions program

Three veterans will mark this Veterans’ Day as part of the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) Park Champions Program. Two veterans focused their efforts on restoring the Palouse to Cascades Trail and Blue Mountain Region state parks in Eastern Washington, and one in Seattle working across the state as a volunteer coordinator and event specialist. The… Read More



Parks Champions: Military veterans restoring the Palouse to Cascades Trail

In a brand new collaboration, veterans in Eastern Washington have new opportunities on the Palouse to Cascades Trail. Since 2005, the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) has engaged in projects that connect restoration work with ecotherapy throughout Washington State, but veterans in Eastern Washington are benefiting from further opportunities. In a new collaboration between the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA),… Read More


Military veterans restoring the Palouse to Cascades Trail

With your support veterans in Eastern Washington have new opportunities on the Palouse to Cascades Trail. Since 2005, the Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) has engaged in projects that connect restoration work with ecotherapy throughout Washington State, but veterans in Eastern Washington are benefiting from further opportunities. In a new collaboration between the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), Washington State Parks… Read More


Spring inspirations for your next weekend excursion

Spring is upon us and its time to migrate over to your favorite state park to get in touch with the natural world.  The gray whale migration season has started and you can also see transient and Southern Resident orcas along Puget Sound’s inland waters. Whidbey Island’s Deception Pass, South Whidbey and Fort Ebey State Parks offer good land-based viewing points where you might… Read More


We Celebrate the Passage of the State Capital Budget for Parks Projects

Big thanks go out to our donors for supporting our advocacy work and for their individual outreach to public officials! We are pleased to report that the legislature passed a capital budget that Governor Inslee has signed and which will provide over $53M for state parks construction and improvement projects across the state. We appreciate… Read More