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The design developed for a new culvert along Percival Creek under Sapp Road calls for an additional $80,753 in the project’s design cost, raising it from $143,000 to … more
Lacey Joint Animal Services Commission (JASCOM) is lobbying for the new Community Cat Program (CCP) and recommending updates to the Lacey municipal code (LMC). During the council work session on … more
Pelagic Birds – Part 1 September and October are fairly boring months for local bird watching. So, as a change of pace, we are writing over the next few weeks about, and providing … more
Olympia received a "SolSmart Gold" designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, more accessible, and affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. Climate Program … more
Olympia Councilmember Lisa Parshley made a referral request to the Finance Committee staff and the legal team to look for viable options in finding a specific revenue stream dedicated to climate work … more
A $100 million project to clean up Budd Inlet is set to be the Port of Olympia’s biggest project in decades. The Port held a work session on September 20, to discuss their potential approach to … more
Olympia's day-to-day operations in 2021 have generated 8,262 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e), 11% less than it did in 2014, city Climate Program intern Louisa Sevier reported at the … more
Tumwater is proposing several increases in stormwater utility fees to fund the city’s contribution toward the Capitol Lake-Deschutes Estuary project. During a city council work session … more
Lacey kicked off its Volunteer Litter Pickup Program yesterday, September 6, at the regular meeting of the city’s Transportation Committee. Transportation Maintenance Supervisor Scott … more
There's a little-known creek that goes by at least two names in Thurston County, Hopkins Drainage Ditch and Salmon Creek. The little-known Hopkins Drainage Ditch District #2 (HDDD) is the government … more
Olympia Water Resources Director Eric Christensen and Waste Resources Director Gary Franks recommended increasing utility rates to meet projected costs for 2023. At the Utility Advisory Committee … more
The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) held a public meeting on August 30 to discuss the open space application a 12.12-acre land parcel. The Open Space Taxation Act (RCW 84.34) was passed by … more
Controversial decisions spur Lacey to look closer at changing its land-use laws By JC Medina Following two recent controversial decisions that allow the Meridian Gas Station and Hicks Lake … more
A history of flooding and our increasing vulnerability Olympia is blessed to be in such a beautiful location. Nestled at the very southern end of Budd Inlet in Puget Sound, Olympians have long … more
Olympia has joined with other governing bodies, organizations, and community groups to strengthen stewardship of the watershed. They encourage community members to take action to improve the health … more
The Olympia City Council approved an ordinance establishing a vacant property registration program, a move that will create a database to identify vacant properties and address squatting on these … more
Thurston County is gathering proposals for a comprehensive stormwater program study for its storm and surface water utility. Thurston’s Senior Water Resources Engineer Nate Ensley said … more
The Lacey City Council has adopted the hearings examiner’s recommendation to approve two proposed residential projects along Hicks Lake, which are planned to include more than 300 housing … more
At the Finance Committee meeting yesterday, Olympia Climate Program manager Dr. Pamela Braff discussed information about sustainable funding to support climate work and how the city has been able to … more
The smell of raw sewage rising from the septic tank overflow next to his house has been disturbing Cory Zachariasen for 15 months. Zachariasen has lived at Wildwood Mobile Home Park in Lacey for … more
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