Letters to the Editor

Don’t cut the park interpreter

As our elected state officials work through the current budget challenges, I hope they will pay special attention to the staffing at Deception Pass State Park, an exceptional treasure in our State Parks inventory.

Of note is the extraordinary value the Park Interpreter provides to the huge number of visitors to this park. Saving this position from the budget ax is one that makes a lot of sense: so much value from one employee.

The current Park Interpreter is Adam Lorio. The list of his stellar accomplishments is long, from his comprehensive, professional programs supporting children and adults to his outstanding newsletter, “The Bridge.” Last year he reached over 16,600 visitors face to face!

It’s easy to recognize a good deal when it’s so readily apparent. What we receive from Adam Lorio’s position is much more than what it costs in dollars and cents.

The Park Interpreter position at Deception Pass is a taxpayers’ bargain that should be preserved.

Rick Machin


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 22
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates