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Work to prepare Capitol Campus mural for relocation begins

Enterprise Services is developing plans and strategy for relocating the mural by artist Jean C. Beall from the mothballed General Administration Building to the new Helen E. Sommers Building. The agency received funding in the 2018 capital budget for the project.

To minimize damage to the mural, it must be moved in one piece along with its wall. The mural and wall weigh an estimated 28,000 pounds.

Two separate events set for Saturday at Capitol expected to draw crowds

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued permits for two separate events on Washington State’s Capitol Campus on Saturday. Both events are expected to be highly visible, draw large crowds, and affect traffic and parking on the campus. 

SE sliding door in Legislative Building closed April 17


On Tuesday, April 17, the automatic sliding door on the southeast side of the Legislative Building will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cleaning and marble repair. The door was recently replaced because it was malfunctioning due to age and wear. 

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 to allow for ADA access.

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.

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