Environment
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Beverage can manufacturer Crown Cork & Seal Company (Crown) agreed to pay $1,945,305 as penalties due to its violations of air quality regulations, a news release by the Olympic Region Clean Air … more
Thurston County is looking for a consulting firm to help manage its conservation lands. The county issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) last week to hire a non-profit conservation firm that … more
Capitol Lake will undergo a survey of underwater sediment known as a bathymetric survey as part of the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Project. Initially scheduled for November 2023, the survey … more
The Board of County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement to support two initiatives advancing the implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. The two initiatives focus on … more
Beginning in the early 1980s, the acrimony over treaty-right fishing began to diminish. The state’s approach to salmon management finally recognized the need to make peace with federal law and … more
On Tuesday, February 20, Tumwater City Council approved a service provider agreement with RH2 Engineering, Inc. to design a 3-million-gallon reservoir. The reservoir will be located … more
George Walter, environmental program manager at the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s natural resources department, has worked for 45+ years in various elements of fisheries for the Tribe. He may be … more
Tumwater’s General Government Committee moved forward with an interlocal agreement to support Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) in facilitating a study to analyze the county’s … more
Tumwater Planning Commission recommended to the city council on Tuesday, February 13, the approval of an ordinance amending Chapter 18.38 of the Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC), which deals with the … more
PFAS in Washington’s well water could make you sick   ‘Forever chemicals’ linked to ailments from high cholesterol to cancer are in our clearest … more
The Olympia City Council voted to approve an interlocal agreement with Thurston County, Lacey, and Tumwater to support two regional initiatives under the 2024 Thurston Climate Mitigation … more
The timeframe of the investigation is from 1997 to 2008. more
Tumwater’s water resources and sustainability department has secured over one million dollars in grants from the WA Department of Ecology (Ecology) during the previous weeks. The latest of … more
On February 12, it will be 50 years since federal Judge George Boldt issued the landmark decision that fully recognized the Indian fishing rights spelled out in the 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty. This … more
Thurston County, along with non-profit Legacy Forest Defense Coalition (LFDC), filed a complaint against the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Thurston County Superior Court last … more
Tumwater residents near Cleveland Avenue expressed their concern regarding the impact of the E Street Connection project. The road project will connect Capitol Boulevard to Cleveland Avenue by … more
The Port of Olympia Commission narrowed its choices to two candidates for the new executive director: Mike Reid and Alexandra Smith. The commission held a meeting today, February 8, to evaluate … more
Building upon previous collaborative efforts towards regional climate action, the Lacey City Council authorized the city manager to sign an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Thurston County and the … more
Lake management company Northwest Aquatic Eco-Systems announced its closure on Saturday, January 24. The company has been providing aquatic weed and algae removal services since 1981, serving … more
The Thurston Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has given the green light to three contracts to address climate change concerns and update its comprehensive plan. During its meeting on … more
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