Environment
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The Lacey City Council awarded Malcolm Drilling Co. the Water Rights Exploratory Drilling contract during its work session on Thursday. The contract, amounting to $407,969.62, includes … more
The Olympia City Council approved an ordinance relating to electric vehicle parking requirements to ensure infrastructure and accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging for residents on Tuesday. … more
A project seeking to reduce erosion and improve habitat conditions at Pioneer Park’s shoreline has been extended. As part of their consent agenda, Tumwater City Council authorized Mayor … more
Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) met with its Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) yesterday, August 3, to decide on the future direction of the proposed … more
Thurston County Board of Commissioners (BoCC)’s Chair Caroline Mejia facilitated a hybrid meeting yesterday, August 2, to receive updates on the stormwater permit submittal, and the advisory … more
A Japanese Bigleaf Magnolia tree ( Magnolia obovata ) located at the Schmidt House was formally designated as a heritage tree during Tumwater’s city council meeting on Monday, July 31. … more
Thurston’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) had two meetings yesterday, July 26, to share updates on its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) and conducted a roundtable discussion with the … more
The Thurston Climate Mitigation Collaborative Executive Committee approved the interlocal agreement (ILA) for implementing the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP) Monday, July 24. According … more
The Port of Olympia is seeking a $300,000 grant from the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to support various remediation projects. The Port Commission authorized Acting Executive Director Rudy … more
Olympia is reminding community members to participate in the Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) survey on the city’s website to help the city determine its vulnerability to … more
Tumwater has put a pause on its Urban Forestry Management Plan (UFMP) as the city prepares to adopt a new state building code that seeks to prevent wildfire spread. The UFMP seeks to update the … more
On Wednesday, the Olympia Site Plan Review Committee held a presubmission conference on a proposal to build permanent supportive housing on Franz Anderson Road. Rob Deane of Encore Architects … more
Two out of four commissioner candidates for District Five participated in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters (LVW) of Thurston County in collaboration with Thurston Community Media. … more
The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) has authorized Executive Director Marc Daily to sign a grant contract with the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office supporting salmon habitat recovery lead … more
Commissioner candidates for the Port of Olympia's fourth district participated in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters (LVW) of Thurston County in collaboration with Thurston Community Media. … more
Thurston Regional Planning Council member Clark Gilman wants to focus on smaller projects that can impact carbon reduction. On Friday, July 7, the TRPC approved awarding $1,066,615 in the Carbon … more
Beat the summer heat while saving on energy costs with discounted ductless heat pump systems through the Energize Olympia Program. According to Climate Program Director Dr. Pamela Braff, … more
Olympia Councilmember Lisa Parshley wanted to include affordable housing for artists in the development plan of the Olympia Creative District, as she encouraged the advisory group to meet with city … more
The Olympia City Council has approved a resolution of entering an interlocal agreement with Lacey, Yelm, and the Squaxin Island Tribe to establish the Budd Inlet/Deschutes Watershed Environmental … more
Kathleen Byrd is Olympia's new poet laureate for 2023 to 2025. At the Olympia City Council meeting on June 20, the Arts Commission recommended Byrd as the city's fourth poet laureate. … more
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