Environment
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The Olympia arm of Green Faith, an international, multi-faith grassroots organization, will call for climate action at an event at Fertile Ground on Oct. 18. Olympia Green Faith said in a news … more
The Thurston County Planning Commission invites public testimony on the proposed Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive and periodic updates               … more
With increasing concerns about environmental pollution, the state legislature issued a ban on single-use plastic. It also imposed corresponding fees for using other types of shopping bags effective … more
Thurston County Public Works reported completing four new habitat features for fish passage during the county commissioners' work session last week. In a presentation on Thu., Sept. 30, Public … more
The Nisqually Indian Tribe is requesting grant proposals for salmon habitat restoration and protection projects in the Nisqually River watershed.  Approximately $1.5 million in federal and … more
With an increasing demand for cleaner and more sustainable forms of air travel, the Olympia Regional Airport (OLM) is setting its sights on electric airplanes as the future of aviation. On Mon., … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services confirmed that the toxic algae advisory on Lake Lawrence has been lifted.   On Monday, the county assured residents that it is now safe to … more
Electric car flash mob popped up on Saturday Will your next car be electric?  Thurston Climate Action Team offers 15 answers to help you ditch the gas pumps. Visitors more
Closed fisheries from imperiled fish runs in the Columbia River Basin are prompting calls for action before it's too late.Steelhead trout numbers in the Columbia and its tributaries could be the … more
Dubbed as a “city of trees,” Lacey’s City Council reviewed a proposal to provide Home Owners Associations (HOA) with more flexibility to remove otherwise healthy trees within their … more
 The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) closed its comment period for the Capitol Lake - Deschutes Estuary Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which provides … more
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) warned residents to stay away from Long Lake, which lies at the eastern edge of Lacey, as the water quality remains unsafe for humans and … more
A representative from the LOTT Clean Water Alliance shared the agency’s concerns regarding the possible impacts on water quality in Budd Inlet as a result of different alternatives provided in … more
A Thurston County hearing examiner heard a proposal to subdivide a 30.97-acre known as Wellington Woods Preliminary Plat into five single-residential lots, and a wetland conservation area on Tue., … more
Port of Olympia commissioners did not specify a preferred alternative in their open letter addressed to the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for the future of Capitol Lake … more
Lacey, which has received the Arbor Day Foundation’s “City of Trees” designation for the past 30 years, renewed its commitment to the environment as it declared August as Arbor … more
After 11 months of discussions, the Port of Olympia is close to issuing an action regarding the proposed Panattoni development. With this, the port held a special commission meeting to evaluate the … more
In 2017, Lacey enrolled in the Green Direct Program with a promise of having cost-effective ways of purchasing renewable energy. However, four years later, a pending rate case settlement means that … more
Thurston County Public Works reported that they had completed the necessary repairs for the 85-year old Nisqually Cutoff Rd SE Bridge (N-1). During the Thurston County Board of County Commissioner … more
The Olympia City Council shared their support for the Estuary Alternative which suggests the removal of the 5th Avenue Dam during the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, August 10. In a draft … more
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