In 2005, a group of concerned Deception Pass State Park neighbors came together and decided it was time to do something about the disparity between the general funds available to the Park and the enormous backlog of projects needing funding. Through their efforts, they created The Deception Pass Park Foundation. The foundation became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2006.
Deception Pass State Park is subject to increasingly uncertain state funding, which seems to come and go like the tides. The Deception Pass Park Foundation works to support Deception Pass State Park and provide valuable facilities and services to its visitors.
The Foundation raises funds for the park and also assists with volunteer recruitment and program/projects. All of the money raised by the Foundation goes to the direct benefit of the educational and resource protection programs of our favorite park.