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Reservations now available for mansion holiday tours

OLYMPIA — Reservations are now available for holiday tours to the Governor's Mansion, which are among Washington's most popular tours. Morning and afternoon tours are offered, on a first-come, first-served basis, on Wednesday, December 5, 12, and 19. Each tour is open to 25 guests. The tours are hosted by the Governor's Mansion Foundation and morning times include 10, 10:20, 10:40, 11, and 11:20. Afternoon tours are set for 1, 1:20, 1:40, 2, 2:20, 2:40, and 3.

Final scoping meeting for environmental review of estuary, managed lake and hybrid alternatives for the Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed set for Oct. 22

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

OLYMPIA – The second public meeting 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. 22.

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. 

Maintenance and repairs will temporarily close Marathon Park Pedestrian Bridge during the first week of November

The Department of Enterprise Services will be making repairs to the Marathon Park Pedestrian Bridge during the week of Nov. 5, 2018. The bridge will be closed 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Signage will be posted around Heritage Park and Marathon Park walkways to alert visitors of the closure.

The repairs will replace planking and secure it to the bridge structure. The work is intended to enhance pedestrian safety and extend the life of the structure.

Switchback trail closure on Wednesday, Oct. 10

The switchback trail between Heritage Park and the Capitol Campus will be closed Wednesday, October 10. The closure is necessary to prune trees and blackberry bushes that have overgrown the trail, as well as repairing some erosion in the gravel pathway.

The trail will re-open Thursday, October 11 after Enterprise Services completes the annual maintenance.

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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.

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