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File #: 20-0477    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 6/11/2020 In control: Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
Agenda date: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: Stewardship Program Modifications Due to COVID-19


Stewardship Program Modifications Due to COVID-19


Recommended Action

Briefing and Discussion




Inform PRAC members about the Stewardship program, including current changes due to COVID-19. Share and discuss ideas for community involvement from staff and PRAC members.


Staff Contacts:

Amy Stull, Park Stewardship Supervisor, 360.753.8258

Jennifer Gessley Gayman, Program Specialist, 360.753.8365



Background and Analysis:

The Park Stewardship program includes Volunteers in Parks, Environmental Education and Park Rangers. While the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally affected usual operations, staff has been quick to adapt, assist with critical core services and find creative opportunities for community involvement. As recovery begins, volunteering in parks will continue to be an important element of stewardship. PRAC members requested the opportunity to talk with staff about ways volunteers can help with recovery. This discussion is an element of PRAC’s revised work plan.