Olympia, Wash. — A new report shows revenue collected from sales of the Discover Pass was nearly $1 million higher than the year before.
The Everett Herald says (http://is.gd/7vEhXF ) sales in the second full year of the program generated almost $16.7 million, compared to $15.7 million in the first year.
The program was created to offset the loss of state funding through budget cuts. A $30 annual pass or $10 daily pass is required in motor vehicles accessing state parks including Sacajawea State Park near Pasco and other state-managed recreation lands.
A report prepared for the state Parks and Recreation Commission says the state took in $32.4 million in the two-year budget cycle that ended June 30. The majority went to state parks, with the rest going to the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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