Out with the old shower tokens and in with the new (quarters). Over the winter the iconic Cama shower tokens were retired. Now the showers run on quarters. It takes two quarters to get the shower controller "started". These two quarters get you 3 minutes of water. Each additional quarter dropped in the machine before the shower stops buys an extra 90 seconds of watery bliss.
Yum yum. Recreational crab season is scheduled to begin at 6 AM on Thur Jul 2 so it’s time to check your pots to make sure they are all rigged correctly. Here are the state gear rules: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/gear_rules.html.
The Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee is sharing these tips to help you catch your limit each time:
The Saturday Evening Amphitheater Summer Program starts on May 23rd with: "Life as a Filmmaker" presented by Rick Wood.
Meet at the Camano Island State Park Amphitheater at 7 PM.
Rick Wood, documentary filmmaker of the award-winning film "Fragile Waters", will discuss his personal story of how at age 39 in 2011 he threw his life into filmmaking. The resulting 2015 movie tells the complete story of the perils facing Southern Resident Orca whales and chinook salmon.
For more info contact Tina Dinzl-Pederson at (360) 387-3342.
Remember to bring your Discover Pass for parking. For info about the Discover Pass: www.parks.wa.gov/167/Discover-Pass-Fees
The Encore Weekend
May 16-17 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
43 artists, 30 studios, 3 galleries
Download the brochure: http://camanostudiotour.com/info/2015CAABrochureFull_web.pdf
Plan your route using the map of studios: http://map.camanostudiotour.com/#home-map
In addition to the Mother's Day Sails, TODAY at 2:30 pm there will be a guided BEACH WALK at Cama Beach State Park. Meet at the south end of the beach at the break in the seawall.
Remember to grab your Discover Pass for parking (or purchase one at the Cama Welcome Center. Annual Discover Pass: $30; Daily Pass: $10.)
Mom's Day Sunday, May 10th, is a FREE DAY at all state parks. Do your own beach walk - the low tide will be at 4:15 pm.
#GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from midnight to midnight (Pacific Time). This will be The Seattle Foundation’s fifth annual GiveBIG.
The goal is to turn out thousands of individual donors to help support the 1,600 eligible Puget Sound region nonprofit organizations. The Seattle Foundation has lined up several sponsors like Seattle International Foundation, Boeing, Microsoft, Medina Foundation, and Starbuck to match your donations. Last year on GiveBIG day 64,269 individual gifts plus sponsor matching funds totaled more than $12.9 million.
To see if your favorite nonprofits are part of the GiveBig program visit the Seattle Foundation’s website at
The 1,600 nonprofits generally fall into these broad categories: basic needs, health & wellness, neighborhoods & communities, economy, arts & culture, education, environment, and global giving. GiveBIG on Tues May 5, 2015.
News, reflections, and musings from Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks.