State seeks public input on Capitol Lake Long-term Management

Next Capitol Lake/Deschutes estuary workgroup meeting on Friday, April 22

The Department of Enterprise Services is seeking stakeholder and community input on long-term management options for Capitol Lake, with an extended input period that begins April 15 and ends June 30, 2016.

Second tree treatment to partially close Heritage Park April 29

The second of two planned fungicide spray treatments of 34 London planetrees in Heritage Park will take place on Friday, April 29. The trees were first sprayed on April 8.

The treatment work will require the partial closure of Heritage Park, including the walking path adjacent to the 'Arc of Statehood' and the lake's eastern shoreline, for several hours that day.

After brief show, campus fountain to stay dry for 2016

The Tivoli Fountain will be filled on Friday, May 13 and water will spray skyward on Monday, May 16, but soon after the popular Capitol Campus water feature will be drained and shut down for the rest of 2016.

The Department of Enterprise Services will fill all three fountain basins on May 13 and then measure water loss over a 72-hour period.

Heat, hot water disruptions to affect some campus buildings through the weekend

Most Capitol Campus buildings will be without heat or hot water from 4 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, while Enterprise Services makes repairs to the Capitol Campus steam heating system.

The affected buildings include:

Public invited to May 18 open house to learn more about upcoming Capitol Campus active threat exercise

For more information:
Contact: Kyle Moore/WSP
Phone: (360) 596-4013
Cell: (360) 819-3977
Email: kyle.moore@wsp.wa.gov
Twitter: @wastatepatrol
Contact: Curt Hart/ Washington Department of Enterprise Services
Phone: (360) 407-9211
Cell: (360) 480-8035

Meeting reminder: Capitol Lake Executive Workgroup meeting and public presentations to be held May 27

The Capitol Lake/Deschutes Estuary Executive Workgroup will hold its next regular meeting regarding the long-term management of Capitol Lake on Friday, May 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the presentation room of the 1500 Jefferson building located at 1500 Jefferson St. S.E., Olympia.

Reminder: Capitol Campus active threat exercise on June 3 and 4

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Department of Enterprise Services DES) would like to remind everyone that the two state agencies will be conducting a joint, two-day active threat readiness exercise on the Capitol Campus Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4.

DES is responsible for care and custody of the campus and contracts with the WSP for law enforcement and security services.

Memorial Day events planned for Capitol Campus May 30

There are two Memorial Day events scheduled at the Capitol Campus on Monday, May 30, which will bring hundreds of people, many on motorcycles, to the war memorials and buildings there.

Approximately 400 people are expected in the Capitol Rotunda from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the annual Memorial Day event sponsored by the Thurston County Veterans Council. This event will feature a band, Puget Sounders, speakers and a cannon and rifle salute.

WSP, DES to hold two-day Capitol Campus active threat exercise June 3 and 4

On Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Department of Enterprise Services DES) will conduct a joint, two-day active threat readiness exercise on the Capitol Campus in Olympia.

During the drill, WSP and DES will be joined by first response agencies in Olympia, throughout Thurston County and from around region. Most of the preparedness activities will occur on Saturday, June 4.

Exterior repair work set to begin at Old Capitol Building

Continuing work done in 2014-2015 to halt numerous leaks at the Old Capitol Building in downtown Olympia, the Department of Enterprise Services is beginning a $3 million phase-two capital improvement project.

The work will include rehabilitating windows, repairing, repointing and cleaning the sandstone exterior, and replacing two large skylights that have failed.