In response to the recent letter about conditions at Sacajawea State Park, I am so sorry.
You came out after the irrigation quit working, a ranger left, and two park aides were at the end of their season, leaving one aide to take care of three parks, plus a “full-time” volunteer gone on vacation for a month. Though the park has a master gardener, who volunteers countless hours, she could not do anything until the irrigation was restored.
As far as garbage cans go, it is a “pack it in, pack it out” park. However, there are dumpsters in the northwest corner of the parking area.
If she thought it was embarrassing to her, just think how the handful of dedicated volunteers felt after months of hard work as they had to watch the area dry out and the plants wilt. Members of the Friends of the Sacajawea State Park and others hand-carried buckets of water to the newly planted trees donated by the Friends.
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Rather than pay a $10 fee each time, buy a $30 annual Discover Pass, which entitles you entrance to every state park in Washington. Plus, you can even earn a Discover Pass by volunteering at the park. All help is greatly needed and appreciated. I hope you come out again and see how much water helps.