Environment
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Tumwater’s city council discussed whether the city-owned Tumwater Valley Golf Course is still worthy of funding amid its reported net loss in the past decade. During the Council's Tuesday … more
During its work session last night, the Lacey City Council discussed a proposal to join Olympia in an interlocal agreement (ILA) to fund a study that would identify and assess the cost implications … more
 During its regular meeting on Tue., Jan. 11, the Olympia City Council agreed to have further discussions on staff’s plans to require “building electrification” for new and … more
To initiate the process of resolving a neighborhood’s failing septic system, the Lacey City Council scheduled a formation hearing on Thu., Feb. 3, for the establishment of a Utility Local … more
January 6, 2022 In the fall of 2018, Neta C. Crawford, a political science professor at Boston University, prepared to teach a class on climate change designed to help students think about the … more
On Monday, December 27, a blockage in a sanitary sewer line on Somerset Drive SW caused an estimated 735 gallons of sewage to discharge into the City of Tumwater stormwater system, and then into … more
Despite a last-minute request by the Port of Olympia to cancel it, the Tumwater City Council held a planned hearing regarding the proposed development agreement for some 200 acres of industrial-zoned … more
A waterway mapping project led by a man aboard a kayak has made its way to the South Puget Sound nearshore as part of a bid to aid in the conservation and restoration of estuarie in this … more
The Olympia City Council put an end to the concept of a Log Cabin Road Extension as its members agreed to delete all of its references to it in the city ordinance during its regular council meeting … more
The Nisqually Land Trust has permanently protected two more properties central to the restoration of Ohop Creek, one of the two main tributaries to the Nisqually River. They include 45 acres of … more
During the Tumwater City Council meeting on Tue., Nov. 16, the council announced plans to conduct a public hearing, and possibly issue a decision on the proposed development of the New Market … more
Opponents of a plan to sell the rights to log some 140 acres in nearby parts of the Capitol State Forest are set to gather on the Capitol main campus on Tue., Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. The area is some … more
How to get regular folks to pick up other people’s trash without a court order? Mason County author and columnist Mark Woytowich, who knows where all of the most beautiful spots are on the … more
To cut energy costs and provide more sustainable electric power for low-income residents, the Olympia City Council is considering installing a solar-electric system at Quixote Village. During the … more
During the Port of Olympia Commission meeting on Mon., Nov. 8, community members expressed health and safety concerns against the proposed Panattoni development on the Port’s  New Market … more
During the Lacey City Council meeting on Thu., Nov. 4, Councilmember Carolyn Cox shared that Intercity Transit is looking into the possibility of operating a zero-emission fleet. Cox, who also … more
During its meeting on Tue., Oct. 26, the Port of Olympia Commissioners expressed its intent to move forward with a five-member ballot proposition. In a presentation, Port of Olympia General … more
Olympia’s Parks, Recreation, and Advisory Committee recommended that the city council rename the Peace and Healing Park after Rebecca Howard, one of the pioneering Black women in the … more
Thurston County commissioners approved a request to temporarily close down Country Club Road NW at Green Cove Creek for three weeks. During the regular Board of County Commissioners  (BOCC) … more
 During the Lacey City Council meeting on Thu., Oct. 21,  the city shared its plan to invest in building infrastructure to enable it to charge its fleet of electric vehicles. “This … more
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