Environment
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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for dry thunderstorms and high winds, creating the chance for fires to spread out of control. Thurston County is already under a … more
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has announced a Voluntary All-Source Request for Proposals (RFP) for energy from renewa ble and non-emitting resources.   This RFP comes in connection to the PSE … more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Fire Marshal, in consultation with the Thurston County Director of Emergency Services, Department of Natural Resources, and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency … more
The 2nd Festival of the st̓əč̓as (Steh-Chass) will be at Heritage Park on Saturday, August 17, celebrating the “cultural and ecological significance of the decision to remove the 5th Avenue … more
Tumwater City Council authorized Mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a contract with the Rookery Apartments owners on Tuesday, July 2, granting them an eight-year exemption from property taxes. The … more
Lacey, in partnership with Senior Services for South Sound, will open the Virgil S. Clarkson Senior Center as a cooling center for seniors in Lacey during this extreme heat. The center will open … more
The Washington State Court of Appeals has granted a stay on the temporary restraining order against the removal of the Davis-Meeker Gary Oak tree. A temporary restraining order against the … more
The City of Lacey is urging community members to reduce outdoor water usage starting today through Friday, July 12, due to unexpected repairs on one of its wells.    The repairs, … more
Editor's Note: With this piece, we welcome Zach Davis-Price who will resume our regular coverage of local nonprofit organizations.  Ahhh… summertime is here. Well, not at this exact … more
The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is set to partner with the Squaxin Island Tribe for a climate-ready workforce initiative, the college announced at a press release yesterday. The … more
Tumwater’s Davis-Meeker Oak has been in the news lately, with passions running high on both sides. Here we are in 2024, hotly debating the value of a tree. We have millions of trees in Western … more
A group advocating for the protection of the Davis-Meeker Gary Oak tree released a statement alleging that an early email from Tumwater’s arborist, Kevin McFarland of South Urban Forestry, … more
The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) has announced the opening of the 2024 Call for Projects with almost $20 million in funding available from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal … more
Puget Sound Estuarium invites nature enthusiasts of all ages to embark on its Annual Benefit Cruise on Sunday, June 30. This exclusive boating trip offers a unique opportunity to explore the … more
Port of Olympia Executive Director Alex Smith addressed concerns about this week’s air show coinciding with the breeding season of larks.   Conservation group Black Hills Audubon … more
In an effort to combat climate change and promote sustainable practices, Thurston County has officially designated June 2024 as Composting Awareness Month.    This proclamation … more
The Port of Olympia Commission approved the transfer of $2 million from the Port’s reserve funds to proceed with the analysis of Budd Inlet on Monday, June 10. Sediment sampling was … more
The City of Lacey has been awarded $477,555 from the Washington State Department of Commerce under the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebate (HEAR) program. This funding, aimed at combating … more
Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved a grant-funded contract with Environmental Science Associates (ESA) to complete the Thurston County Working Lands Conservation … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved on Tuesday, June 4, a $350,155 service contract with Environmental Science Associates to review the county’s conservation programs.   more
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