Letter: Thank you to volunteers who cleaned and painted

Editor,

On behalf of Washington State Parks, I would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to the fantastic group of volunteers who donated their time and talents to clean and paint the guns and gun emplacements at Battery Worth in Fort Casey State Park.

Over the course of three days, July 16 through July 18, more than 20 individuals donated a combined total of 135 hours of labor.

This service project was initiated by Sarah Steen of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and was co-led by Travis Canell of Washington State Parks.

It attracted volunteers from both the Central Whidbey and Coupeville Lions clubs, the Friends of Whidbey State Parks, the Fort Casey Volunteer Battalion, the Admiralty Head Lighthouse docents and staff from the National Park Service, State Parks and Ebey’s Reserve.

As a result of this robust community effort, the guns will look better than ever as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of their arrival at Fort Casey State Park on Aug. 11.

Thank you.

Jon Crimmins,

Area manager, Central Whidbey State Parks

Coupeville

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Wondering if the Navy has problem with credibility

Editor, The Navy Growler EIS makes dubious assertions, as well as verbal… Continue reading

Letter: Exposure to jet noise may have damaging effects

Editor, Noise exposure from military jets has long been shown to cause… Continue reading

Letter: OLF discussion needs to remain in the spotlight

Editor, I just want to thank Congressman Rick Larsen for writing the… Continue reading

Letter: Navy took quick action to address problem of PFAs

Editor, In the Saturday, Feb. 2 edition, Rick Abraham implies that our… Continue reading

Letter: Navy would allow toxins to remain in water wells

Editor, The legislators in Olympia are on a rampage right now loading… Continue reading

Letter: Wording could have people drinking contaminated water

Editor, The Navy and Coupeville’s “path forward” to the solution of the… Continue reading

Letter: The student who stood his ground was not at fault

Editor, I don’t expect to win friends by saying this, but I’d… Continue reading

Letter: Americans come together to achieve a common goal

Editor, Thank you, Whidbey. I am Charles Monahan, commander of the local… Continue reading

Letter: Thank you for hard work work along Madrona Way

Editor, I would like to thank the Island County commissioners and the… Continue reading

Letter: We need to take care of place in which we live

Editor, Our behavior has consequences. Our oceans have big problems. I think… Continue reading

Letter: Emergency responders serve community well

Editor, In the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 25, North Whidbey… Continue reading

Letter: Breaching dam is best solution for killer whales

Editor, “Urgent warning: Elected officials, if breaching does not begin this winter,… Continue reading