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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
In an alley one block north of Bigelow Park in NE Olympia, the biggest and likely oldest Madrona tree in Thurston County is in declining health, but still breathtakingly beautiful. Its location … more
The Olympia Planning Commission approved the Parks chapter of the city's Comprehensive Plan update on Monday, with modifications to further promote community access and equity in park facilities. … more
A quest to establish cordial relations with insects and bugs led me to “Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology,” by Eric Grissell. “Insects, at an estimated weight … more
Many visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will need reservations this summer to enter some of the park’s most popular areas. From May 24 through Labor Day, most visitors entering the … more
Some days, it’s hard to think of anything nice to say about February. There are things you’re expected to say, like “Crocuses are up!” or “Spring is coming!” But … more
Ranchers have long argued that Washington laws should give them more flexibility and authority to kill wolves that threaten or attack livestock on their property.  They’re welcoming a … more
The Olympia City Council has selected local artist Abe Singer to create a new public art installation project at Grass Lake Nature Park. During a meeting on January 23, the city council approved … more
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
In response to elevated levels of the biotoxin responsible for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP), recreational shellfish harvesting has been temporarily halted in various passages in Washington … more
Enjoy the remaining Christmas events as 2023 ends and 2024 enters. more
Tumwater’s Public Works Committee advised city council on Thursday, December 7, that construction of Kindred Park was complete. The park is located on Aster Street in The Preserve, a … more
Lacey Parks Department observed that around 20% of dogs visiting five local parks were off leash , pointing to dog owners’ violation of established park rules .   In a Wednesday … more
During the season of giving, help local entrepreneurs support their craft. more
If you missed tonight’s Olympia Light Parade in the city’s southeast area, you’ll still have a last chance to see it on Tuesday, December 10.  City vehicles from the … more
Tumwater Parks and Recreation offers a range of programs that promise to keep kids and adults entertained and engaged this winter .   Ascend Gymnastics Winter Camp   For the young … more
The funding search begins for implementing the Regional Trails Plan as the Thurston Regional Planning Council adopts the updated plan to expand the trail network throughout the county over the next … more
Christmas has started here in Thurston County. Check out some events featuring Santa and his generous crew of charity helpers.   Plum Street Resource Fair, Friday, December 1, 1 … more
“How did you get started bird watching?” That’s the question I’m often asked, and I usually tell the 1977 story about Evening Grosbeaks on a nearby roof – I had to know … more
Christmas is the time of giving. Reignite your spirit of altruism through these charity events and local markets.   The Joy of Giving Drive, November 13-30 The Olympia Municipal Court … more
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