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Heritage Park switchback trail closed Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon

The Heritage Park switchback trail will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon for landscape maintenance.

Trees removed on Capitol Campus in December

Trees removed on Capitol Campus in December

OLYMPIA — Two trees on Capitol Campus will be removed this month. Public impacts of the work include equipment noise and sidewalk closures. Most jobs will be completed within a day.

For more information on the following, contact DES Grounds Manager Brent Chapman, (360) 725-0018:

Holiday Kids' Tree Lighting Ceremony set for Dec. 6

OLYMPIA— Preparations are underway for the state holiday tree, the evergreen that adorns the Capitol Building rotunda each year, to arrive on the Capitol Campus and receive its customary decorations.

For the fourth year in a row, the Weyerhaeuser Company is donating the tree. The 34-foot Noble fir will make its formal public debut with the traditional lighting ceremony in the rotunda at 6 p.m. Dec. 6.

Enterprise Services begins rulemaking to adopt enforceable restrictions on parking on the Capitol Campus, with a focus on Deschutes Parkway

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is addressing issues with overnight and extended parking on Deschutes Parkway that are raising concerns about public health, safety and the environment. A rulemaking process is required before the agency can adopt enforceable restrictions on parking.

The agency has begun rulemaking, and is seeking initial feedback on enacting a rule to adopt enforceable restrictions on parking on the Capitol Campus.

The agency is especially interested in thoughts on:

Hundreds expected to attend Nov. 11 Veterans Day Celebration on Capitol Campus

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a Veterans Day ceremony. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in the Legislative Building. Following the ceremony in the Legislative Building, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Sacajawea Chapter will read the Vietnam Memorial inscription followed by the list of names of Washington State residents Killed in Action or Missing in Action at the Memorial.

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus October 23 & 24

OLYMPIA — Two 100-plus-year-old Norway maples will be removed on Oct. 23 because their health has deteriorated to the point that they are a safety hazard.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with TreeWalker to remove the trees, which are rotting from the inside out and have large, heavy branches that hang over popular walkways on the Capitol Campus.

Enterprise Services receives National Association of Minority Contractors Public Agency of the Year award

SEATTLE -- The Department of Enterprise Services received the National Association of Minority Contractors Public Agency of the Year award for its work in promoting small and diverse business participation in public works contracting.

Pedestrian, vehicle traffic impacts coming to Capitol Way South

The City of Olympia has issued a permit for telecommunications work that will affect sidewalks along Capitol Way South between 11th and 16 Avenues beginning October 7.

Sidewalks will be closed while crews install new telecommunications lines. In addition, flaggers will be on site to direct vehicle traffic. There will be intermittent noise impacts associated with the work.

The Department of Enterprise Services worked with the city to ensure a tree protection plan is in place and to mitigate other potential landscaping impacts to the Capitol Campus.

100 new trees coming to state’s Capitol Campus

You’re invited to celebrate the Centennial Challenge planting effort and Urban and Community Forestry Month on Oct. 18

 

Noise, traffic related to construction to increase beginning this week

Construction-related noise and traffic will increase beginning Wednesday, Aug.

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