In late 2005 a group of 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 resource protection and education projects. Through their effort 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 services to its visitors.
All of the money raised by the Foundation goes to the direct benefit of the educational and resource protection programs of Deception Pass State Park.