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MacKenzie Smith

Hello @wendell-ricketts!

is correct, NPA is the closest to you. Very close in fact! Here is their website @paul-kester is a member there. They have a lot of nice people and work closely with the Burke Museum at the University of Washington. Many of their members also belong to Friends of Stonerose up in Republic, WA ( and the North America Research Group ( in Hillsboro, OR. If you want to collect in WA, I would highly recommend joining NPA since it has become harder for amateurs to collect and they do partner digs with the Burke. @paul-kester is a great resource for collecting laws and regulations in WA.

What sort of fossils are you interested in?