Environment
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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
The Lacey City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1661, authorizing the use of eminent domain to acquire property rights for the Well 7 Replacement Project.   The decision, made during the … more
Although Thurston County Superior Court Judge Anne Egeler decided in favor of Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan's plan to remove the 400-year-old Davis-Meeker oak tree, the group working to save the … more
On Wednesday, Olympia held an informational meeting on the West Bayview Landing project that would build 242 residential units and public amenities along the shoreline of Budd Inlet. Associate … more
Judge Anne Egeler ruled in Thurston County Superior Court today (Friday, May 31) against a movement to save the historic Davis-Meeker Garry Oak tree that Tumwater mayor Debbie Sullivan has vowed to … more
Conservation group Black Hills Audubon Society (BHAS) is requesting the Port of Olympia to postpone the upcoming air show scheduled for June 15 and 16 to after August 15 so the event does not overlap … more
An environmental group suing Tumwater Mayor Debbie Sullivan for her decision to remove the historic Davis-Meeker Oak is requesting the the court extend its temporary restraining order … more
Taking responsibility means acknowledging and accepting accountability for one’s actions, decisions, and their consequences, whether positive or negative. It involves being honest about your … more
Starting June 1, the City of Lacey will enforce its mandatory odd-even watering schedule for all outdoor landscapes, continuing through September 30. This regulation is part of an effort to … more
The City of Lacey is advancing its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure with upgrades and expansions, as outlined in a recent briefing by the Public Works Department to the Lacey City … more
Thurston County’s Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) approved the Forest Lands Conversion Code update at a meeting on Tuesday.   Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) … more
The city council discussed the future of the historic 400-year-old tree at its May 21 meeting. The tree has been deemed a hazard by the city’s consultant urban forester; other arborists disagree. more
Long Lake Management District conducted its annual treatment last week to mitigate harmful algal blooms ahead of the coming summer. The lake management district contracted AquaTechnex to perform … more
When the invasive spongy moth is in its caterpillar phase, it isn’t a picky eater. That’s part of the reason the bugs are so destructive. “They eat between [300] and 500 different types of plants,” said Karla Salp, a spokesperson for the Washington Department of Agriculture. more
Olympia is continuing its Energize Olympia heat pump program in 2024 with the goal of engaging at least 550 residents by providing education on heat pump technology and installing additional heat … more
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