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Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan has decided that the city will remove the historic Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree on Old Highway 99. City staff informed the city council about the mayor’s plans … more
Thurston County has introduced "Ready, Set, Go!," evacuation campaign as part of Wildfire Awareness Month. This campaign aims to deliver the evacuation message clearly to the residents to ensure … more
Thurston County's Eld Inlet and Henderson Inlet are among fifteen shellfish harvest areas in the state facing potential harvest restrictions due to heightened levels of fecal bacteria in the water. … more
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) representatives discussed the company's Wildfire Program and a new initiative, Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), with the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) at a meeting … more
Olympia's Metropolitan Park District Advisory Committee ’s (MPDAC) May 1 meeting provided the opportunity to clarify the city’s different parks committees and their functions. Paul … more
The Olympia Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) heard presentations from the city’s Parks, Arts & Recreation Department (PARD) staff about performance measures and the … more
Sitting at my computer on a rainy day (good for gardens, but not for bird watching), I’m thinking about migrating warbler species that are arriving daily in our territory. These insect-eating … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) officially proclaimed April 22 as Earth Day, urging residents to participate in various events to foster environmental awareness and sustainability. … more
Introduction – In 2023 Liam Hutcheson located and documented 378 bird species in Washington, a new state record. I have asked Liam to tell write accounts of some of Washington birding places … more
Olympia is seeking proposals from creative design professionals to develop a master plan for Rebecca Howard Park. The city aims to create an inspiring master plan for the 0.34-acre park that … more
Lacey officially proclaimed April Arbor Month, celebrating the city's longstanding commitment to tree preservation. more
Lacey bagged the 2024 Economic Development Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by the Washington Economic Development Association ( WEDA ) for its Lacey Food Truck Depot program. The … more
FC Olympia has finalized their intent to kick off a local youth soccer program tied to its existing men’s and women’s United Soccer League (USL) franchises, aiming to create a path to a … more
Urban farming parks are "conditionally" feasible in Olympia, according to a recent study that explored the potential of developing an urban farm park within the city to support local food production … more
Tumwater Historic Preservation Commission recommended turning the parcel where the Davis Meeker Oak tree is located into a public park. The commission was expected to recommend whether to delist … more
Tumwater Tree Board’s latest tree inventory shows that trees in Tumwater city facilities store 1,968 tons of carbon dioxide. Combined with the carbon stored in sample trees from large city … more
Thurston Regional Planning Council senior planner Paul Brewster proposed setting aside up to $1 million in federal transportation grant funds for trail preservation projects in the county. At … more
The Board of County Commissioners is considering an agreement with the nonprofit PARC Foundation of Thurston County to help the county with various park projects. Assistant Director of Public … more
The Nisqually River Council’s Nisqually River Education Project (NREP) will host Eye on Nature, an environmental field trip for kids. The walks will be around the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually … more
The PARC Foundation of Thurston County announced its 2024 Community Grant Program, which is aimed at supporting local non-profit organizations and government agencies. PARC stands for parks, … more
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