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Urban flooding on Capitol Campus affects campus buildings, garages and walkways

OLYMPIA – The Department of Enterprise Services has called in additional staff through Saturday to address issues with urban flooding on the Capitol Campus due to high volumes of rain.

DES is collaborating with the City of Olympia to prioritize response needs and mitigate impacts.

People are being asked to immediately report any flooding related issues on the campus to (360) 725-0000.

Comment sought on proposed clean-up of campus parking rules

Effort separate from rulemaking on enforceable parking restrictions with a focus on Deschutes Parkway

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is seeking comment on proposed changes to the Capitol Campus parking rules (WAC 200-200).

Capitol Campus East Plaza gets a facelift


A portion of the East Capitol Campus that was closed while it received a makeover has reopened to pedestrians with new walkways and updated landscaping.

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.

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