Nature backpacks with the Washington State Discover Pass will be available for checkout starting Aug. 26 at most libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties.
The backpacks contain a variety of items to help you explore nature, including binoculars, a viewing lens, a bug jar, a compass, and identification guides. They will also have a Washington State Discover Pass, a parking pass that will grant you free access to many state recreation lands, and a state parks map to help you decide where to go.
The backpacks with passes can be checked out for up to 14 days. A written form must be filled out at pickup to check out the backpack, and children under the age of 16 must also have a parent’s permission slip filled out.
NCW Libraries has 55 passes in all that are available for checkout with a library card.