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Arbor Day celebration set for April 11

Flowering Dogwood

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. 

Tree treatments to take place on Capitol Campus April 9

Treatments to improve tree health and longevity will take place on west Capitol Campus on Monday, April 9.

Work is weather-dependent and scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

Kwanzan flowering cherry trees on Cherry Lane, located east of the Temple of Justice and the Legislative Building, will be treated to prevent fungus on the foliage.

The treatments will be conducted by contractor Wolbert's Plant Essentials.

May 1 update: A second round of treatments will take place from 6 to 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3. 

Phase 2 of long-term planning process for Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed begins soon

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.

Sliding door on Legislative Building to be replaced

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.

Thousands expected at Capitol on Saturday, March 24

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.

New hours announced for Tivoli Fountain

Spring hours for the Tivoli Fountain on the Washington State Capitol Campus have begun following a brief closure last week for seasonal maintenance.

Historic USS Olympia silver on display at Olympia City Hall

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.

Tree treatments to take place on Capitol Campus March 2

Treatments to improve tree health will take place in two Capitol Campus locations Friday, March 2. Work will begin at 8 a.m.

The Bush butternut tree, located near the World War II memorial, will be treated for mites.

Kwanzan cherry trees on both sides of Cherry Lane, located to the east of the Legislative Building, will be treated for root rot. Nutrients also will be added to the trees’ soil.

The treatments will be conducted by contractor Wolbert's Inc. Plant Essentials.

Event to bring an estimated 2,000 to the Capitol Campus on Monday, Feb. 5

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.

Celebrate the Return of the Territorial Sundial

People are invited to join us to celebrate the return of the Capitol Campus Territorial Sundial and to learn how a sundial works to accurately tell time at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

The event will feature speakers from Enterprise Services, the Governor's Office, the State Arts Commission, and the University of Washington.

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