Environment
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In 2023, the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) and Transportation Policy Board (TBP) laid groundwork for projects they hope to implement in the future. TRPC updated the region's … more
Thurston County is offering to dispose of community members’ discarded Christmas trees starting Tuesday, December 26. Tress can be dropped off or left for pickup, depending on your … more
The Department of Environmental Services (DES) is set to conduct a geotechnical survey around Capitol Lake as part of the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Project. The survey work includes drilling … more
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced on Monday, December 18, that her agency, the Department of Natural Resources has designated the 2,000 acres of forestland that were funded by the … more
Thurston County gets lump of coal from DNR for Christmas Monday the Department of Natural Resources announced which of eight counties had made requests for older structurally complex 2 nd growth … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved the adoption of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) at a regular meeting on December 12. The BoCC first reviewed the final draft on December 11 with … more
Residents of Chambers Lake Drainage District, Hopkins Drainage District, Scott Lake Drainage District, and the Black Lake Special District are gearing up for candidate filing week, set to take place … more
Tumwater City Council authorized an interlocal agreement with the members of the Thurston Regional Housing Council to help develop a permanent supportive housing project on Franz Anderson Road in … more
According to Lacey , “We received 2.96 inches of rain yesterday (12/5) which was a record for the date, breaking the previous record of 2.18 inches set in 1970. That was a long-standing record … more
Thurston County is looking to partner with King and Pierce Counties to launch the Switch Is On initiative, an online education and outreach campaign promoting electrification.  The Thurston … more
Thurston County has reiterated a flood warning issued by the National Weather Service (Weather) for the Chehalis River, at and downstream of Grand Mound, for this evening until Friday morning, … more
The Seal Level Rise Collaborative Team updated the public on the status of various studies and projects underway to help the region prepare for rising sea levels.    At the SLR … more
The Puget Sound Estuarium invites you to join its Discovery Speaker Series, a virtual platform bringing together scientists, educators, artists, and Earth advocates to delve into current … more
For the second cycle of this year’s Conservation Futures Program, Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) will fund the Lower Deschutes River Floodplain Expansion … more
Housing and Land Use Planner Erika Smith-Erickson briefed the Tumwater Planning Commission on the Lands for Public Purposes and Utilities elements of its 2025 Comprehensive Plan periodic update on … more
The Puget Sound Estuarium invites the community to its annual Turn of the Tides winter festival on Saturday,  December 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Olympia Center . This family-friendly … more
The Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is integrating equity and climate action in proposed updates to its chapter in the city's 2045 Comprehensive Plan. At Monday's Olympia … more
Olympia has tree canopy coverage of 42.6%, reflecting a decline of approximately 2.7% over the past decade, according to the city's 2011-2022 tree canopy assessment. At the Land Use and … more
The Board of County Commissioners advised county staff on Monday, November 20, to remove 100-year floodplains from the purview of the county’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The SMP is a … more
A study by an Evergreen State College student shows the climate change vulnerability of several trees used for urban forestry in the Puget Sound region. In a presentation to the Tumwater Tree … more
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