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Youth invited to snowmobile safety class

 

October 11, 2012



The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites children to a snowmobile safety class offered at the 21st Annual WSSA Snowmobile Expo and Swap Meet in Puyallup.

The free safety class is from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, 110 9th Ave S.W. in Puyallup. The class is open to children ages 12 to 16. Parents must sign a consent form for each child registered. Entrance is through the Blue Gate at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Lunch is not provided, so children should take along something to drink and a sack lunch. A parent or guardian must sign the child out at the conclusion of the class.

This class is sponsored by the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department in cooperation with the Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program and the Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA).

The key to safe snowmobiling lies in the operator’s knowledge of the vehicle and awareness of its capabilities and limitations. It also requires that snowmobilers have knowledge of the weather and trail conditions, concern for the safety of other winter sports enthusiasts and respect for wildlife and the environment.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for Washington’s snowmobile safety and education programs, which are funded by snowmobile registration fees. State Parks and the WSSA place special emphasis on providing snowmobile safety courses for young people and adults.

For registration or other information on snowmobiling, visit online at http://www.parks.wa.gov/winter, write to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Winter Recreation Program, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650. Information also is available by e-mailing winter@parks.wa.gov or by calling (360) 980-8664.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 120 parks and several recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.

Stay connected to your state parks by following Washington State Parks at http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks, http://www.twitter.com/WaStatePks_NEWS and http://www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks. Share your favorite state park adventure on the new State Parks’ blog site at http://www.AdventureAwaits.com.

The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 99-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visitwww.discoverpass.wa.gov.

 

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