Environment
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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
Over the years there have been increasing concerns about the preservation of trees in the city, which is why the Tumwater Tree Board shared the process of designating heritage trees during its … more
Following their previous decision to hold in-person meetings, the Olympia City Council announced that they are returning to remote sessions for their upcoming regular city council meeting tomorrow, … more
To address community concerns, the Port of Olympia in partnership with the city of Tumwater recently held an online community workshop regarding a proposed development agreement with Panattoni … more
The City of Lacey is currently reviewing two proposed residential projects along Hicks Lake which would provide a total of 300 housing units. Lacey Senior Planner Samra Seymour discussed the … more
With increasing concern over climate change, the Olympia Regional Airport (Airport Code: OLM) is looking into more sustainable alternatives to aviation fuel as a part of its planning … more
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) shared its goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 during the Lacey City Council work session on July 22. PSE is the natural gas and electricity utility provider … more
      being on the right side of history is not for sissies   Hikers are flooding our public … more
The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) proposed to remove the 5th Avenue Dam on the Capitol Lake Deschutes Estuary at the Port of Olympia commissioners’ work session … more
   On Sunday, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they had recovered the body of the man who had reportedly gone missing near the Swantown Marina. According to … more
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