April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a special day to celebrate and demonstrate support for the environment by doing a conservation or nature-related activity. For volunteers at Friends of Whidbey State Parks, every day is Earth Day, as the volunteers focus on keeping seven parks in great condition.
“Our parks are incredibly beautiful, and they are for all of us to enjoy,” said Margie Parker, president of nonprofit organization. “You become a part of something larger than yourself when you volunteer to actively take care of these treasured parks. It’s a very rewarding way to connect with nature and with each other.”
With a bit of advance planning with Robyn Myers, conference services manager, guests at Camp Casey may form a work party. A minimum of three people and three hours is required. Typical activities include clearing trails, picking up items that wash up on the beach, or removing non-native plants.
Fort Casey is one of the busiest parks on Whidbey Island and is located directly adjacent to Camp Casey Conference Center. However, there are six other parks to choose from within the Central Whidbey area which Friends of Whidbey work directly with: South Whidbey, Possession Point, Fort Ebey, Joseph Whidbey, Ebey’s Landing, and Keystone Spit.
Camp Casey Conference Center is the perfect location for an inspiring group getaway to Whidbey Island, Washington. Ideal for sports camps, church groups, outdoor education camps, summer camps, and other nonprofit endeavors, Camp Casey provides overnight accommodations and food service for groups large and small. Explore our group lodging packages and start planning your next group retreat today!