Environment
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After four decades of fishing for salmon in Puget Sound, Joseph Peters increasingly finds a nuisance in his nets: wads of cream-colored moon jellyfish. Occasionally the jellyfish get so heavy that … more
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) Department have closed Budd Inlet to recreational shellfishing, from … more
The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 24, at 5:30 p.m. to receive public testimony on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive … more
As more attention than ever before is focused on the climate and how greenhouse gas emissions are predicated to have lasting, devastating effects, emissions in Thurston County are still … more
ONALASKA, WA --  An earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter Scale hit near the town of Onalaska, today at 1:01 pm. The quake's epicenter near Onalaska is located 33.2 miles south southeast of … more
The Thurston County hearings examiner is inviting the public to weigh in on three development projects at a public hearing next Tuesday, Nov. 10. At 10 a.m., there will be a public hearing on a … more
Thurston County Achieves Major Milestone on Habitat Conservation Plan - Requests Comments on Scope of Environmental Impact Statement  EIS will examine the environmental impacts of the … more
OLYMPIA – After a public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Thurston County Board of Health adopted new rules on smoking and vaping. The action formally adopts rules consistent with the … more
OLYMPIA – Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) lifted the health advisories for Pattison Lake and Long Lake on Thursday, October 1, after water samples from both lakes … more
    OLYMPIA –The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to receive public testimony on a citizen-requested … more
The draft Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan is open for public comments until Friday, October 16. You can view the draft plan online at: trpc.org/1026/Draft-Plan. You can also view an online open … more
Thurston Regional Planning Council, Thurston County, and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater are working together with the public and key stakeholders, including Intercity Transit, to create a … more
As record-breaking fires scorch large swaths of the West Coast, fire officials in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater said their jurisdictions have thus far avoided major incidents despite alarming … more
Smoky conditions are expected to linger in the area longer than initially estimated as current forecasts do little to mitigate pollutants in the air.   Thurston County and surrounding … more
Smoke from record-setting wildfires along the West Coast is blowing into the area, causing a visible haze and hazardous air quality.   The Thurston County Department of Public Health and … more
Lacey - Back in April 2018, the Lacey City Council signed an interlocal agreement with Thurston County, Olympia, and Tumwater to complete Phase 1 of a regional climate mitigation plan and come up … more
THURSTON COUNTY –– As wildfires ravage California and certain parts of Washington state — prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to issue a state of emergency through the end of September — Thurston County and its sometimes sprawling brush have escaped major incidents despite dry, warm conditions. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia city officials met Thursday evening to discuss its role in handling concerns of rising sea levels, an aspect of climate change that can significantly affect cities near the nation’s coastline. more
OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) Department confirmed there is a toxic blue-green algae bloom in Lacey’s Long Lake, making it unsafe for swimmers and pets. The most recent sample detected microcystin algae toxin levels at 14 micrograms per liter of water—above the state standard of eight micrograms per liter for recreational water use. more
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