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State Parks urge Fourth of July responsibility

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission encourages safe gatherings in state parks during the Fourth of July weekend.

According to a news release, the commission urges visitors to check for closures and alerts before heading out and leave no trace by packing out trash and anything they have brought with them, and all fireworks must be extinguished.

Parks asks people to practice fire safety by keeping them small and contained and respect beach closures to protect wildlife and marine habitats. People must leave the beaches by 11 p.m. and...


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