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Capitol Campus street closures March 28-30

The section of 11th Avenue between Capitol Way and Water Street on the west Capitol Campus will be closed from about 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 28-30 for work at the 1063 Block Replacement Project construction site.

This same area was closed on March 25 for a concrete pour at the construction site. That work went well but some additional closures are needed.

Section of 11th Avenue in Olympia to be closed March 24, 25 and 28 for campus construction work

Section of 11th Avenue in Olympia to be closed March 24, 25 and 28 for campus construction work

A section of 11th Avenue S.W. from Capitol Way to Water Street S.W., on the west side of the GA Building, will be closed from about 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, Friday, March 25 and Monday, March 28 so crews can pour concrete at the 1063 Block Replacement Project construction site.

Feb. 6 event to bring armed participants to campus

The Department of Enterprise Services has reserved space for a Saturday, Feb. 6 event near the Legislative Building at which participants may be openly carrying firearms, as is allowed under state law.

On their Facebook page, the organizers say the purpose of event is to "stand in prayer and solitude for the loss of" the member of the armed occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon who was killed by Oregon State Police troopers.

March 5 event to bring armed participants to campus

The Department of Enterprise Services has reserved space for a Saturday, March 5, event on the Capitol Campus where participants may be openly carrying firearms, as is allowed under state law.

The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the concrete pad east of the Tivoli Fountain. See campus map.

State to test eco-friendly lawn on Capitol Campus in 2016

The Department of Enterprise Services will conduct an “ecolawn” pilot project on parts of the Capitol Campus grounds starting in April 2016.

There are several types of ecolawns but the term generally refers to the use of slow-growing grasses, clover and low-growing perennials. Generally, the species of grasses grown in an ecolawn are different than those used in a conventional lawn.

Tree treatment to close part of Heritage Park on April 8

A local tree care company hired by the Department of Enterprise Services will treat 34 London planetrees in Heritage Park with a fungicide on Friday, April 8 to help control a fungal disease that puts stress on the trees by causing their leaves to drop prematurely.

Reminder: Rules adopted prohibiting use of unmanned aircraft systems/drones on Capitol Campus 02/05/2016

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is responsible for public safety on the Capitol Campus, which is the primary reason it has adopted rules that prohibit launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones, on the 486-acre Olympia campus.

Heavy rainfall, high tides cause minor flooding at Capitol Lake

A combination of record-setting rainfall, flooding on the Deschutes River and high tides in Puget Sound caused minor flooding this morning around the eastside of Capitol Lake – from approximately the walking bridge at Heritage Park to the Fifth Avenue dam spillway.

Changes to fees charged for Campus events take effect Dec. 1

Some fees the Department of Enterprise Services charges to support public and private events on the Capitol Campus will change starting Dec. 1.

Enterprise Services charges fees to process permit applications for some campus events and to provide support services, such as setting up event equipment and removing trash. These fees help cover costs and can vary, depending on the activity and level of service.

Parking, sidewalks closed by the Old Capitol building Jan. 6-7

A consultant hired by the Department of Enterprise Services will conduct a visual inspection of the masonry exterior of the Old Capitol building in downtown Olympia on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7, in preparation for repair work planned for later this year.

Case Forensics of Seattle will begin its inspection around 8 a.m. on Jan. 6 using a man lift, a bucket at the end of a hydraulic lifting system. The company will use the lift to inspect roofs, walls and windows of the historic structure.

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