Letter: Thank you to volunteers who cleaned and painted


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


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