Jack Hartt is Park Manager of Deception Pass State Park. 

Hope Island Burning

Park, DNR, and District 13 firefighters try to stop the advancing flames on Hope Island.

I was heading to a team meeting Thursday afternoon with watermelon for the park staff when a park neighbor called me to report seeing smoke in the grass meadow of Hope Island. 

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Rosario Classroom a Fun Place

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The Rosario Field Classroom is OPEN to the Public Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4pm. Spread the word!

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A Positive Protest

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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.

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Earth Day 2016

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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!

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The Moon When Frog Talks

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It was spring, 1972. I was part of a high school marine biology field trip to Reid Island State Park in the San Juans. 

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