Mt Vernon Library Allows to Borrow Discovery Passes

Bonnie Johnson - Sunday, February 17, 2019
Mt Vernon Library Allows to Borrow Discovery Passes

Beginning this spring, Check Out Washington is launching a pilot program that will allow select libraries to let you borrow Discovery Passes. Included in those libraries are Pierce County and Spokane city and county as well. Discovery Passes allow for vehicle access for parks and lands which are managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

The passes will be lent along with a backpack containing binoculars, “other interpretative materials” and a field guide, but you need to bring your own essentials and food. As always, use plenty of caution when you’re planning to hike.

The Check Out Washington passes are multi-vehicle family passes, so you don’t need to worry about printing your license plate number on it. Even better, if you don’t own a car and you’ve been dying to try out a Washington State hike where the passes are required, you can even use a rental. The process is meant to be as inclusive and inviting as possible.

Discovery passes are accepted on any lands which are managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and to find one of those trails in advance, start here:

Check Out Washington hopes that by giving residents who might not normally spring for the cost of an annual pass, “will help increase awareness and access to state lands.” Check Out Washington is a partnership between the state library system and Washington State Parks.

Go Skagit reports that the program will begin on March 1st.


Legion Bluff Habitat for Humanity Beer and wine country music Bayside Bikes Granite Falls Monroe Bethany Weather Lineup Ana Perdomo Maury Eskenazi Legion Park Harry Potter Arlington Dagmar's Marina Funko Jacob Hilkin Rotary of Port Pardner Cascade Bicycle Club Popcorn in the Park Skagit County News Everett Library Kla Ha Ya Days Monte Cristo Everett News DC biking ChildStrive Everett Naval Base Ellensburg rodeo WW2 Navy rodeo WSDOT Coastal Community Bank IPO community Everett PD Recruitment Sky Valley Memorial Day Glacier Peak Archery Silver Lake, Washington Students Team USA Tankfest Boating Season Lake Stevens Mayor Cassie Franklin Everett Historic Theatre Rotary of Arlington Lakewood JJ Harrison Smoke alarms Startup KRKO Rucker band Everett Fire Department Elders Gym Girls on the Run Snohomish Edmonds USS Ralph Johnson Everett Everett High School Highway 2 Trestle Broadway Paine Field Aviation Day Cassie Franklin Kayla Lemmon Mount Vernon Carl Gibson Senior Center ronald mcdonald house auction Marvel Batman Marysville Pilchuck skagit Health Tim Hunter DUI Show Gabe Maggio Boating USO History La Conner Marysville Fire Department Snohomish Interview Everett Police Department USS Sampson Everett Transit racing Casino Road Initiative polygraph fire Darrington Nascar Everett Metro Plan Jim Creek Nathan Senff Olympics Washington State University Marysville Getchell Rotary of Port Gardner Grand Opening wildlife Paine Field Lowell Arts Marysville Flying Heritage Jet City Legion Everett Community College