One of the things most missing in my opinion in this beautiful gem of the PNW that we live in is areas to legally take our dogs off leash. A conveniently located dog park would be a start and a great asset to our community. It would serve as both a safe place for dogs to socialize and get exercise, but also for us humans to engage with fellow Camas residents. I've met many dog owners in the area who have told me their dog(s) have never played with any other animals. This type of socialization really benefits dogs and provides them with an outlet to engage and behave like the pack animals they are.
Additionally, the benefits of having dedicated off-leash trails is a vital part of healthy dog ownership. Dogs that frequent off leash trails behave better around other dogs and humans, it is safer and easier for both dogs and owners to hike/walk if they are not tethered to each other. The benefit here is also that those that don't want to walk/hike around off leash dogs or have young children around dogs or are simply afraid of dogs will know what trails they should and should not use.
Washington overall seems to be a very non-friendly dog state and I firmly believe we can do better, at least in Camas. There are countless trails in Camas and we could easily designate 2 or 3 for this purpose. I would love to know if these ideas are supported by others in our community. Thanks for listening :)