Environment

Nisqually Tribe enters agreement to open new park with state






A view of the Nisqually State Park in Washington. Photo from Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

The Nisqually Tribe signed an agreement to develop a new park with the state of Washington.

The 1,300-acre Nisqually State Park lies within the tribe's ancestral lands in the Mount Rainier foothills. It's close to the birthplace of Chief Leschi and serves as an important part of the salmon habitat.

The park is expected to open in July 2015.

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Washington joins Nisqually Tribe to develop new 1,300-acre state park in Mount Rainier foothills (The Oregonian 6/4)