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Black History Project: New marker on Capitol Campus to honor contributions of Bush family

George Bush was the first Black pioneer in Washington Territory; his son Owen was the state's first Black legislator

OLYMPIA - A new monument honoring the legacy of Black pioneer George Bush and his family is coming to the Olympia Capitol Campus.

DES preparing for possible Capitol Campus snow and ice

The National Weather Service has issued an alert for an inclement weather pattern moving into the area beginning Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, that will most likely bring snow and icy roads to the campus and surrounding area.


The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is activating the Buildings and Grounds Incident Command Post (ICP) to prioritize needs and deploy snow and ice response teams.


Campus security measures to remain in place

Capitol Campus security measures have been extended, including a restricted area on the West Campus.

DES Safety Alert: Capitol Campus security measures remain in place

Capitol Campus security measures remain in place through Inauguration Day (Jan. 20) due to evolving intelligence on security threats posed in all 50 state capitols following the violence in our nation’s capitol, as well as recent illegal and dangerous actions associated with non-permitted events on our state’s Capitol Campus. 

The Washington National Guard will continue to support the security focused efforts of the Washington State Patrol and the temporary fencing that has been placed around the restricted area of the West Campus described below will remain.  

New Capitol Campus emergency notification system

OLYMPIA - The way people receive emergency alerts for the Capitol Campus has changed. Migration from the GovDelivery platform to WA Agency Alerts is complete. All future Capitol Campus emergency alerts will occur through WA Agency Alerts. If you wish to continue receiving Capitol Campus emergency alerts, please take the following actions:

Members of the public, contractors and state employees who do not work on the campus are encouraged to sign up for emergency text alerts:

New state Capitol Campus emergency notification system coming this fall - What you need to know to receive alerts

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is launching a new emergency notification system for the Washington State Capitol Campus. Public and employee safety are a top priority in DES management of the Capitol Campus.

The new system, called WA Agency Alerts, is launching in the fall of 2020 and replacing the current email notification system (GovDelivery). It uses the Everbridge platform to notify employees and the public on Capitol Campus about emergencies such as imminent threats to health and safety, building closures, severe weather, and police activity.

Gravel area along Deschutes Parkway to remain closed after damage to grounds and irrigation system discovered

A grass and gravel area that buffers Percival Cove along Deschutes Parkway that people had been using to park on will remain closed when Deschutes Parkway reopens today following

Road work to close Deschutes Parkway Aug. 24-28

Road closures along Deschutes Parkway will occur Aug. 24-28 during work that includes replacing expansion joints on both sides of the bridge near Marathon Park. The roadway must be closed during the work for public safety reasons.


UPDATE: Capitol Lake lowering on July 14 has been delayed

Work to lower the water level of Capitol Lake on the evening of Tuesday, July 14 has been delayed until further notice. The Department of Enterprise Services planned to lower the Capitol Lake water level Tuesday to support City of Olympia Public Works Department work to install tide gates. A notice will be sent when this work is rescheduled.

If you have questions about the lake lowering, please call (360) 725-0014.


Safety measures continue on Capitol Campus

In the coming days, the Department of Enterprise Services anticipates that several non-permitted events may take place on the Capitol Campus.