Front Porch: Don’t stop at Oso slide site

Don’t stop at the slide site

Officials are again asking people to be respectful while driving past the site of the fatal March 22 mudslide near Oso on Highway 530.

There have been reports of trespassing, Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Wednesday. There also are concerns about people stealing items from the area.

Drivers and passengers should stay in their vehicles and stay on the roadway without stopping.

Anyone who sees problems should call 911.

Regional parks commission meeting: The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will have its regular meeting in Bellingham at 9 a.m. next Thursday. Commission meetings are convened six times a year at locations around the state. This one will be in the City Council Chambers at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St.

The commission will consider policy direction for the agency to prepare its 2015-17 operating budget request. Also on the agenda is the commission’s consideration of a 2015-17 capital budget request.

A full meeting agenda is available online at www.parks.wa.gov. Time for public comment is provided at all regular meetings.

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