Washington State Department of Enterprise Services will host its annual Arbor Day celebration from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11.
The event, which is open to the public, will include a ceremonial planting of a Cloud 9 Dogwood on the east side of the John A. Cherberg Building, and a presentation by students from the Capitol Campus Childcare Center.
Phase 2 of the long-term planning process for Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed will begin soon.
Enterprise Services received an appropriation of $4 million in the 2018 supplemental capital budget to begin an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A project-specific EIS is needed before short-term actions like dredging can occur or before a long-term management plan can be selected for implementation.
On March 31, the automatic sliding door on the southeast side of the Legislative Building will be replaced. It has exceeded its life expectancy of more than 15 years and needs to be replaced before total failure occurs.
The sliding door serves as the main Americans with Disabilities (ADA) entrance to the building. The south portico doors will be unlocked during business hours March 31-April 3 to allow for ADA access.
The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for the 2018 March for Our Lives rally. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, beginning on the north steps of the Legislative Building and concluding at Sylvester Park.
OLYMPIA -- A selection of pieces from the USS Olympia's official presentation silver service are on display this month at Olympia City Hall. The antique silverware set was presented to the historic U.S. Navy warship more than 100 years ago following local and statewide efforts to raise funds for the service.
The silver pieces can be viewed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the lobby at Olympia City Hall, 601 Fourth Ave. E.
The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for the 2018 Latino Legislative Day event. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 in the Office Building 2 (OB2) Auditorium, in the Legislative Rotunda, and on the north steps of the Legislative Building.
In addition to OB2, initial gathering points for group will include the East Plaza and the General Administration Building Auditorium. During the course of the event, many of the participants will travel a route that passes the Highways Licenses Building’s main entrance.