Annual Salmon Bake

‚ÄčSaturday Oct 10th, 2015

It was a great day with 55 plus folks participating. Real Northwesterners nobody batted an eye when the rain and wind came pounding down. They all just shifted a few feet farther inside and closer to the nice fire. Ed Makoviney with Peter, Steve and a few helpers cooked 25 lbs of wild king filets and added that to the many tasty potluck dishes. The South Sound Story Guild told fish stories....some were real whoppers!  Trina's decorations and the work by Carol, Helen, Barbara, Sue, Lynne and Sherrie plus others made this a great day. Thanks to Ranger Darrel along with Ranger Missy and Alex for prepping the park for the event. Hopefully we'll get some pictures up soon.

FOSLS works to preserve and protect our state parks for this and  future generation

Cindy Burton   Head of the "Ivy Killer Team" has led a number of work  parties at Schafer and Lake Sylvia (most recently Oct21st)   as they work to remove invasive plants. Here they are working on one of 30 trees in a grove that had been overtaken by English Ivy. The team concentrated on  cutting vines away from the tree trunks. Some vines were three inches or more in diameter and required saws and axes. By cutting away a section of the main vine, the upper vines will die. This will prevent them from damaging the trees and will also stop them from producing seed that will then spread the ivy to a greater area. The team will resume work in the fall when the weather cools. Work times are flexible...want to feel a sense of accomplishment??  Join us. Call 789-9953 for information

"...working together to keep ALL state parks open and operating for future generations.."


SUNDAY DEC 13th 1 pm

This is an annual event started in the 1950s.  It is a low key, great way to celebrate the holiday season.  We'll have a roaring fire in the great hall with hot spiced tea and music for everyone to enjoy. The kids will head out into the forest to find a special log marked with a sprig of holly. When found, everyone will gather on the long rope to pull it back to the fire. The child who found it gets the honor of chopping it in two (with adult help and supervision!) The axe has been used for over 50 years and we'll put the finder's name on the handle.  Then the kids will burn half of the log and save the other half to kindle the next year's fire. Everyone is asked to bring a few holiday treats to share and we'll sing carols along with accompanying "ring and sing" hand chimes. This event is a great one to make a holiday tradition.  A Discover Pass is needed for vehicle access to the park (the $$ is essential to keeping the park open) but otherwise this is a free event.