Washington State Parks on Aug. 1 announced the recipients of its 2018 Volunteer Awards — among them, Sequim’s Troye Jarmuth, who was named Rookie Host of the Year at Fort Flagler State Park.
“Jarmuth is vigilant in providing the best customer service to every person who comes her way,” park officials said in a press release last week. “She maintains a supportive atmosphere regardless of the question or challenge in front of her and displays initiative to assist visitors. She keeps staff informed of campers’ and park needs, and she does so professionally and with a helpful attitude.”
Each year, the agency recognizes the contributions of its volunteers with special awards for service in the previous year. Individuals and groups were recognized in a dozen categories for the 2018 awards. State Parks staff nominate volunteers.
State park officials estimate about 9,800 volunteers contribute more than 200,000 hours each year to help improve parks and provide experiences for visitors.
Washington State Parks and Recreation commissioners or staff will present volunteers with their awards in the coming weeks.