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News from MDAW:

The  Metal Detecting Association of Washington 

will hold it's next meeting February 11th, 2018 at 11:00am
23081 NE State Route 3
Belfair, WA  98528-1179
MDAW VP Terry Wright along with President Ron Sharer recently met with Senator Tim Sheldon and Don Hoch the director of WA State Parks, They have indicated that they are going to address the changes and reduction of metal detecting areas in State Parks.

MDAW VP Terry Wright along with President Ron Sharer and Board member Bob Hinchcliffe have met with the new St Parks Liaison:

Lisa Lantz Lisa Lantz, Stewardship Program Manager, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. 1111 Israel Road, Olympia, WA  98504 ph (360) 902-8641

Pursuit to Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Item E-10 Metal Detecting Program Report on page 4. We are asking all Metal Detectorists to contact them to be “notified and solicited for input” (by mail or email) of the closing or partial closing of any metal detecting area.

All officers and active members should e-mail or write to push the State for recognition. 

PARK UPDATE: Terry Wright advises we seem to be losing ground with the State Parks. They are starting to change maps to GSI format which will have more precise markers for approved detecting areas. 8 maps have been posted to date with an estimated completion date of October 2016. PLEASE check the new maps before detecting even in your favorite park - boundaries have changed. 

Remember to get a printed copy of the Gold and Fish booklet if you're going to use your metal detector to look for gold.


On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Girard, Ed (PARKS) <> wrote:

Hello Mr. Wright,

I wanted to give you a quick update.  As you may remember last winter we were in the process of evaluating all the parks that were open to metal detecting.  We had temporarily removed a number of the maps form the agency website until each review was complete.  The review work was suspended during the Legislative session and once the session was over staff resumed reviewing those that were still pending.  That review work has now been completed and you will see that 19 newly updated maps have been posted on that agency web page.  Parks will be receiving updated posters and registration brochures in the days to come at these locations.  If you have any questions please feel free to call or write. 


Ed Girard

Operations Manager

Washington State Parks & Rec

(360) 902-8847

(360) 589-9870 cell


Terry Wright continued his discussion with State Parks and why most of the parks have had most of the earlier agreed upon areas shut down to metal detecting. The parks dept is now using an algorithm process to determine open areas.  Please check out all the new changes on their website: There is a new color registration brochure as well.

 MDAW membership picnic was held on September 16th, 2017


Thanks to the 2017 donors:  White's ElectronicsGarrett,  MinelabFisher LabsWestern & Eastern Treasures along with  member clubs and individuals - Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club and the Outlaws Metal Detecting Group.


Check out our photo album on Facebook.


We'd like to thank all the individuals, clubs, and suppliers for their donations.
If you'd like more information write to Ron Sharer at or Terry Wright at

Check out Ron & Bev Sharer's video interview on You Tube taken at White's Electronics.