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No heat, hot water in west campus buildings Jan. 8-9

The heat and hot water will be shut off in several west Capitol Campus buildings from 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 until 4 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 so the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) can repair a leak in the underground campus steam system.

The outage will affect the following buildings:

State Capitol Visitor Services program seeks volunteers

The State Capitol Visitor Services Program, is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as tour guides and information specialists. If you enjoy providing visitors with a fun and educational experience in a historic setting, a volunteer position may be perfect for you.

Campus tree removal and trimming scheduled for Jan. 5-8

A private tree care company will remove a nearly 60-foot-tall Western red cedar tree growing near the east side of the John A. Cherberg Building on Friday, Jan. 8.

State to kick off Capitol Lake long-term planning at Jan. 29 meeting

The Department of Enterprise Services will host a public meeting about the long-term management of Capitol Lake from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

Capitol Lake is a 260-acre reservoir located in Olympia and Tumwater. Enterprise Services manages the lake as part of the 486-acre Capitol Campus.

'March for Life' rally to draw thousands to Capitol on Jan. 19

Enterprise Services has issued a permit for the 2016 "March for Life" rally. The rally is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the north steps of the Legislative Building.

Rally organizers estimate that roughly 5,000 people will attend the event this year, affecting traffic and parking on the west Capitol Campus that day.

Historic campus tree to be treated for pest on March 25

A local landscape pest management and tree care company will spray the historic “Bush” butternut tree with a pesticide on Friday, March 25 to control a small mite that causes leaf deformation and reduces the overall health of the tree.

The butternut tree, a type of walnut, is located on the west Capitol Campus not far from the entrance of the General Administration Building.

Department of Enterprise Services adopts rules prohibiting use of unmanned aircraft systems/drones on Capitol Campus

As part of the Department of Enterprise Services' (DES) responsibility to keep the state Capitol Campus safe for everyone, the department has adopted rules that prohibit launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) / drones on the 486-acre Olympia campus.

The rules apply to all types of UAS/drones — including remote-control model aircraft and drones used for business or recreational purposes.

Second Capitol Lake long-term planning meeting to be held Feb. 26

The Department of Enterprise Services will host the second in a series of meetings about the long-term management of Capitol Lake from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

Capitol Lake is a 260-acre reservoir located in Olympia and Tumwater. Enterprise Services manages the lake as part of the 486-acre Capitol Campus.

Crew's work will help campus forests protect Puget Sound

A Puget SoundCorps crew will help improve the health and function of forests on the Capitol Campus during February with the goal of protecting water quality in Puget Sound.

Puget SoundCorps is a program that employs young adults and veterans to build their job skills and provide earnings for education while working on projects that help protect Puget Sound.

Old, redundant rules on state agency credit card use have been repealed

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has repealed rules that governed state agency use of credit, charge, or purchasing cards established under state law (RCW 43.19).

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