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    State Park/DNR pass

    i keep forgetting to ask our fearless leader of the ALLIANCE Mr. Glenn Glover, about the upcoming parking fee. i know someone on here has the scoop. i know it's passed, it's a done deal, when does it come into effect, and where do i purchase a pass?
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    http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/

    Still waiting on the final word on passes for volunteers.
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    My local ranger told us that 24 hours of volunteer work will get you a free pass.

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    It should be 30 bucks and 24hrs of volunteer work.

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    i don't mind paying as long as they put the $$$$ back into the land. Hmmm???????
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    Don't hold your breath. The money goes to the general fund. And the $30 will cost you $35 with the fees.
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    Glen,

    Found this on the discoverpass website:

    "Revenue Information

    Q. Which agencies receive the money from the Discover Pass fee?
    A. The revenue will be shared among the three agencies as follows:

    84 percent to State Parks
    8 percent Fish and Wildlife
    8 percent Department of Natural Resources
    Revenue from the Discover Pass is needed to make up the loss of general fund money that had historically been available for recreation on state lands. The state budget for the next two years (2011-2013 biennium) has almost no general fund dollars (tax revenue) for recreation on state lands.



    Q. Will all of the revenue from the Discover Pass be used for recreation on state lands?
    A. Revenue will be used for the purpose of operating and maintaining recreation lands and facilities. Legislation requires that all revenue received from the sales of the Discover Pass go into the Recreation Access Pass Account.

    Q. How can I be assured that the funds will be used to support recreation?
    A. The purpose of the legislation is to provide operating funds in place of the general fund tax dollars no longer available for recreation. The operating philosophy of the legislation is that it is fair to ask those who use state recreation lands to pay for them directly. All of the revenue from the Discover Pass goes toward providing recreation access on state recreation lands.

    Q. Won't the cost to enforce the access pass exceed the revenue collected?
    A. No. The legislation provides for greater efficiencies by authorizing law enforcement officers from all three agencies to have reciprocal authority on state-owned or managed lands. Many DNR, WDFW and State Parks employees have authority to enforce the pass.

    Q. Why do we need another fee when we are already paying for recreation access through taxes to the state?
    A. The state budget deficit continues to grow, in large part, because of the recession and resulting decreasing revenue from taxes. The 2011-2013 biennial state budget eliminates nearly all state General Fund support for recreation on state lands. Without funding from the Discover Pass, state natural resource agencies would be forced to make sharp reductions in services and, in some cases, to close entire recreation areas. "

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    Isn't there another pass we are supposed to have for parking at Nat'l Forest trailheads? Where does it end?!

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    I see that the story I read about the money going to the general fund was wrong. The money will offset the money that was from the general fund.
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    How about a DNR shuttle pass along with some new DH trails.

    I'd gladly pay for that. Think of all the revenue streams untapped? Sell keys to gates, etc.

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    Thanks for the replies. No sooner than i entered the query did i receive an email bulletin from DNR.
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