Jack Hartt is Park Manager of Deception Pass State Park.
I heard all the hype, and contributed to it in my own way. We had no idea what 1,000 to 5,000 protesters could do to disrupt the park, the environment, and everyday life on the island.
Our earth appreciates our attention. And in turn, our earth gives us all the support we need. Earth Day 2016 was another chance to show our appreciation as people gathered at the Bowman Bay Planting Party and Celebration!
It was spring, 1972. I was part of a high school marine biology field trip to Reid Island State Park in the San Juans.
It's not often you get to say Happy Birthday to a 94 yearold. Your chance to sing and blow out candles comes on March 23, when Deception Pass celebrates its 94th year as a Washington State Park.
Parks have been called "Islands of Hope", refuges for protecting our environment, our diverse cultural heritages, our adventurous spirits, and our sanity.