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June 24-27 | Discovering New Passages Regional Broadwalk (Polly Dyer Seattle (WA) Broadband)

June 24-27 | Discovering New Passages Regional Broadwalk (Polly Dyer Seattle (WA) Broadband)


June 24-27, 2024


Deception Pass State Park (WA)

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Join the Polly Dyer Seattle Broadband in “Discovering New Passages,”  a Broadwalk at Deception Pass State Park, June 24-27, 2023! 

By land or sea, this sprawling park has passages – 38 miles of trails and more than 100,000 feet of shoreline, both saltwater and freshwater. It has old growth and mature forests, rugged ocean cliffs, and gullies of ferns. The park spans two large islands, Whidbey and Fidalgo, and encompasses many small islands. And it has history!

Originally home to several Salish Coast tribes , from 1866 to 1922 the land around Deception Pass was a US military reservation. In 1922, Deception State Park was created, but the bridge linking Whidbey and Fidalgo (and the two halves of the park) was completed in 1935. Since then, the parkland has been expanded, and in 2014, a partnership between Washington State Parks and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Kukutali Preserve, believed to be the first park in the United States to be co-owned and managed by a Tribe and another government.

Through expert speakers, guided hikes, kayaking with a naturalist, and more, we will immerse ourselves in today’s issues on the islands and in the local waters: the state of native flora and fauna, rising sea levels, rising noise levels, and more. Come to learn, explore, play and serve.

We will stay at the Cornet Bay Retreat Center, and provide two dinners. Bring a potluck dinner item for the first night and your own food for lunch and breakfast and snacks. Dinners will be provided on the second and third nights.  We will have a commercial kitchen with refrigerators and ample space to store your food.  You have your choice of lodging–a tent site, RV site, or bunk in a cabin or bunkhouse.  The registration cost is $160 which includes food as above, lodging, and speakers.  We have an optional hour and a half kayaking trip available for an additional $50.  Suze Woolf will also be offering a painting and/or drawing class for those interested.

Click here to register today!

For more information, contact Polly Dyer Seattle Broadband Leader Penelope Peterson here.