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Helpful fall season safety reminders

As we enter the fall season and see less and less daylight, Capitol Security and Visitor Services (CSVS) and the Washington State Patrol (WSP) would like to share a few safety tips for people out walking or jogging on the Capitol Campus, especially in the parks or isolated locations:

First scoping meeting for environmental review of estuary, managed lake and hybrid alternatives for the Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed set for Oct. 10

Enterprise Services seeks input on what to study in Environmental Impact Statement for the waterbody

OLYMPIA – The first of two meetings where the Department of Enterprise Services will ask people what should be studied in an environmental review for estuary, managed lake and hybrid options for the waterbody on the Capitol Campus will be held Oct. 10.

The purpose of scoping is to determine the range, or “scope” of issues to study, and it is the first step in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. 

Scoping begins Sept. 26 for environmental review of Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed

Enterprise Services seeks input on what to study in Environmental Impact Statement related to long-term management of the waterbody

OLYMPIA – The Department of Enterprise Services invites the public to comment on the scope of an environmental review for Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed. The 260-acre waterbody is located on the Washington State Capitol Campus.

Legislative Building lights to go dark Monday evening

Lights of the upper stories and dome will be off between 8 & 9 p.m. to recognize gender equality

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus September 21

OLYMPIA — Tree pruning work will be done near the Winged Victory monument on the Capitol Campus Sept. 21. 

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus September 6-8

OLYMPIA — Tree pruning work will be done near the Winged Victory monument on the Capitol Campus from Sept. 6 through 8.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Cascade Tree Experts for the pruning effort, which aims to improve tree health and ensure public safety. The contractor will be working on the Blue Atlas cedar near the northwest corner of the Insurance Building.

Capitol dome cleaning and preservation work begins soon

Photo of workers cleaning the dome in 2012
Workers last performed cleaning and preservation work in 2012.

 

 

Parade expected to bring 1,000 people (and many pets) to Capitol Campus parks

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services has issued a permit to The Olympian for its annual Pet Parade. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on August 18. It includes a parade that will begin at 10 a.m. at Heritage Park, wind through downtown Olympia and end at Sylvester Park. 

Organizers estimate that 1,000 people will attend the event, which could affect traffic and parking in the area. 

Glass work scheduled at Natural Resources Building

Workers will begin installing scaffolding at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, inside the rotunda of the Natural Resources Building in preparation for an emergency glass replacement project. 

D.K. Boos Glass of Lacey will perform the work, expected to take place between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Friday, Aug. 10. 

During the project, building tenants can expect construction noise, and limited access to the entrances and exits and curved stairwell in the Natural Resources Building’s south plaza. 

Outdoor concert expected to draw 2,000 people to capitol on July 29

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services (CSVS) has issued a permit for the Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 Concert at the Capitol. 

The event is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, on the north lawn near Tivoli Fountain. 

Organizers estimate that 2,000 people will attend the free concert, which could affect traffic and parking on the west Capitol Campus. A large tent for the event will be installed on Saturday, July 28, and removed on Monday, July 30. 

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