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Volunteer tour guides and greeters needed at the Washington State Capitol

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is seeking volunteer tour guides and greeters at the state capitol in Olympia.

Training will be provided. Must be 18 years of age, and willing to commit up to four hours a week.

Recruitment is underway for the following positions:

B&G teams spruce up the Capitol Campus for summertime visitors

Workers planting flowers around Tivoli Fountain on the Capitol Campus.

Talk about curb appeal.

In recent weeks, Buildings & Grounds crews have been working hard to spruce up the lawns, landscapes, monuments and other features of the Capitol Campus so that they’ll sparkle for the summer.

Here are some examples of their work.

Work at GA Building to bring intermittent noise impacts week of Jan. 21

OLYMPIA - There will be intermittent noise impacts as crews remove the portico at the entrance of the General Administration Building the week of Jan. 21. Pedestrian traffic will not be affected.

The portico is being removed by contractor A to B Builders in preparation to move a mural by artist Jean C. Beall from the mothballed GA Building to the Helen Sommers Building across the street. 

Department of Enterprise Services Fleet Operations Manager George Carter III honored for driving environmental leadership

 

Washington state has again been recognized as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Department of Enterprise Services Fleet Operations Manager George Carter III recently accepted the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) 2018 Environmental Leadership Award.

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. 

Governor’s Mansion summertime tours available in July

OLYMPIA --Reservations are now available for a special day of summertime tours at the Washington State Governor’s Mansion

The tours are hosted by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation, and will be at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 29. 

Upcoming events at Heritage and Sylvester parks expected to draw big crowds

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued permits for several large events May 19-21 that will be held at parks on the Capitol Campus.  

The events could affect traffic and parking in the area.

Capital City Marathon events May 19 and 20
On Saturday, May 19, organizers estimate that 500 people will attend the Capital City Marathon Kids Run from 4 to 5 p.m. at Heritage Park. 

Tree treatments to close part of Heritage Park on May 2

The first of two planned fungicide spray treatments on London plane trees at Heritage Park will take place Thursday, May 2 at 5 a.m. The work is weather dependent, and will help reduce a foliar fungal disease and promote tree health.

During the work, a section of Heritage Park (see map below) will be cordoned off until the spray dries, which should take three to four hours.

The temporary partial closure will affect entrances to Heritage Park from Marathon Park and the switchback from the upper part of Capitol Campus.

May 14 event could bring more than 1,500 people to Capitol Campus

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for the Poor People’s Campaign rally and march on the Washington State Capitol Campus.

Organizers estimate that more than 1,500 people could attend the May 14 event, which includes a 2 p.m. rally on the north steps of the Legislative Building, and a 3:30 p.m. march to Sylvester Park.

May 3 ceremony to honor law enforcement officers will affect parking, traffic on Capitol Campus

About 500 people are expected to attend the 2019 Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial ceremony — held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3 — at the Law Enforcement Memorial located near the Temple of Justice overlooking Capitol Lake and the north Capitol Campus.

The ceremony honors law enforcement officers who displayed exceptional meritorious conduct and those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

There will be a 21-gun salute during the ceremony and rehearsal salutes on the west side of the General Administration Building earlier in the day.

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