The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is inviting young people to apply to the America’s State Parks Ambassador Program, a non-profit organization promoting state parks across the country.
Residents between the ages of 16 and 28, who enjoy the outdoors and like to write, blog, take photos or videos and use social media are eligible to apply. Prizes of outdoor gear are being offered to new ambassadors as an incentive to join the movement. The recruitment effort for 2013 ends November 1.
Any eligible person who applies in October will receive a welcome gift worth $10. In addition, people who are chosen to be ambassadors and who meet other criteria before Nov. 1 will be eligible for additional prizes.
The Ambassador Program was started in 2010 to promote increase public awareness about the value of nearly 8,000 “close to home” state parks all over the country.
For more information about America’s State Parks Foundation, visit www.AmericasStateParks.org/Foundation.