Great NW Glass Quest
The Great Northwest Glass Quest, February 17 - 26, is the greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest! For 10 days in February businesses and local parks throughout Camano and Stanwood hide plastic clue balls. Eager Questors (YOU!) search for the clue balls with the hope of winning a hand blown glass ball unique just for this event! Check out the Questor page for more information. See their web site for more info: https://thegreatnwglassquest.com/
Cama BEACH ART Fest
Saturday, August 20, 2016 | 12 PM - 2 PM
Cama Beach State Park
Be creative! Have fun at this annual celebration hosted by Cama Beach Foundation.
This isn’t your typical sand castle contest. There’s no sand and no contest.
We'll use only inanimate objects found on the beach (shells, rocks, driftwood) to draw or sculpt a temporary work of art ... then at 12:49 PM when the tide turns, watch the waves slowly begin to creep back up the beach.
At 2 PM all participants will be awarded ice cream certificates and each group will be eligible for a door prize.
While you wait for the door prizes, stop by the face painter's station.
The Cama BEACH ART Festival is FREE but a Discover Pass is required for parking (purchase a 1-day pass-$10 or an annual Discover Pass-$30 at the Cama Welcome Center). For more info, contact the park at (360) 387-1550 or www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
The summer interpretive naturalist volunteer will work with the education staff and volunteers at Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks on the shore of Saratoga Passage. The summer volunteer will lead outdoor discovery experiences and experiential education. The summer volunteer will also have the opportunity to develop a capstone project. The majority of programming will be for children ages 4-12. The volunteer will assist staff in developing and maintaining education materials, and presenting evening programs. The volunteer will work to create a sense of stewardship and to provide youth and adults with opportunities to enjoy the rich legacy of Washington State Parks.
State Parks’ Interpretive Specialist, under the general supervision of the State Parks Area Manager.
This summer volunteer position provides the successful candidate with up to 400 hours of experience. A stipend of $2.50 per hour will be provided by Cama Beach Foundation. Housing will be provided at Cama Beach State Park.
This position is funded by
Cama Beach Foundation, www.camabeachfoundation.org
Please send a one-page cover letter indicating interest in this position and a one-page resume including three references. Submittals accepted beginning January 28, 2016; Closing Date: open until filled.
1880 S West Camano Drive
Camano Island, WA 98282
FOCIP's Winter Walks
Sat, Nov 7 - Cama Beach State Park
Sat, Dec 5 - Elger Bay Preserve
Sat, Jan 2 - Camano Island State Park
Sat, Feb 6 - Camano Ridge Forest Preserve
Sat, Mar 5 - Cama to CISP
Sat, Apr 2 - Four Springs Lake Preserve
Sat, May 7 - Iverson Spit Preserve, Kristoferson Creek Habitat, English Boom Historical Park
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 - Camano Island State Park
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 - Elger Bay Preserve
Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) has been hosting these Winter Walks for the public on the first Saturday of the month since 1995. Walks take place on Island County and State park trails constructed, maintained and enhanced by FOCIP.
All walks start at 9:50 am and are completed by noon. The pace is moderate and walks take place rain or shine (they are only canceled if there is snow or extremely high wind). Walkers should wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for the weather. No pass requirement for State Park walks. No dogs please for the safety of the walkers.
For more info: www.friendsofcamanoislandparks.org.
Park Free Days - 2016
If you love maps, here's a FREE resource that'll give you hours of enjoyment.
Go to the "Map Locator & Downloader" and zoom in on the area you want to see. You can download the most current maps for your area and the major cities on the NW have maps going back to the late 1800s.
Sound Living 2015
Proudly present by the WSU Beach Watchers of Snohomish County
Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, Mukilteo, WA
Registration is $15 (closes Oct 24th at 11 pm)
Optional lunch available for $8
Teachers: earn 5 clock hrs for an additional fee.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.wsusoundliving.org/2015/?q=regis
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE: www.wsusoundliving.org/2015/?q=htm.schedule
KEYNOTE: “Puget Sound's Vital Signs” by Scott Redman, Science and Evaluation Program Director for the Puget Sound Partnership www.wsusoundliving.org/2015/?q=htm.keynote
3 CONCURRENT SESSIONS: www.wsusoundliving.org/2015/?q=classes
Lunar Triple Play
Sunday, Sept 27 features an unusual LUNAR TRIPLE PLAY: the Moon and Earth come closest together for all of 2015, there’ll be a lunar eclipse, and it’ll be a full moon.
Free Day at Our Parks
Saturday, September 26th is a FREE day at our State Parks. Come visit! There's no need for a Discover Pass.
Next Free day is Wed Nov 11 - Veterans Day.
The Cama Beach Foundation Dessert Social & Annual Meeting is Thur Sept 10th at 6PM.
The very special guest speaker will be Jacinto Caamaño! He's the reason the parks aren't on MacDonough Island. Caamaño died in about 1825 but Ranger Tom Riggs will bring him back to life for the evening. A not to be missed performance! Exciting, entertaining, educational.
If you can join us, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
News, reflections, and musings from Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks.