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By Joseph Claypoole
WNPA News Service 

Navy gets approval for state park training

Navy says public won't notice any differences


Last updated 1/28/2021 at 8:25pm

Training for Navy SEALs in state parks was approved by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in a 4-3 vote Jan. 28.

The approval amended the Navy's proposal, reducing available parks for training from 28 to 16.

More than two hours of testimony was provided on Jan. 26, much of it from residents who were opposed to the plan.

Jan Mikus, a concerned citizen from Anacortes, said the proposal didn't fit the state parks' core values of preservation, public enjoyment, excellence, transparency and kindness.

"Military training is inappropriate in our parks, and it's at odds with the st...

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