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Thank you from Moran | Letter

March 28, 2013 · Updated 11:44 AM

From the highest point in the San Juan Islands, The Friends of Moran gathered to say thank you to the staff, volunteers, and visitors who have supported the Moran State Park on Orcas Island.  At 2,409 feet, the summit of Mt. Constitution, was the sire of the March 10, 2013 celebration in honor of the 100th birthday of the Washington State Park system.

The Washington State Park system, one of the oldest in the nation, has adopted a Centennial 2013 Plan to ensure a future of excellence for one of the most beautiful state park systems in the country.  The Centennial Plan will focus on making the state parks safer while incorporating modern conveniences for visitors.  Our state parks are facing hard times with budget cuts and waning state support.  It is our hope that this Centennial celebration will demonstrate our pride and passion as a community for our state parks.

Friends of Moran would like to extend special thanks to pilot Brent McDonald, photographer Martin Taylor, Paul Kamin for his planning and coordination, Gina Burger for her support and enthusiasm, and Rosario Resort for donating the most wonderful chocolate cake.  Without the selfless help and support from our community, this even would not have been such a success.

Liz Guerry

Friends of Moran

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