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Puget SoundCorps activities on Capitol Campus next week will help protect water quality in Puget Sound

A Puget SoundCorps crew will remove invasive plant species on the Capitol Campus to help protect Puget Sound water quality April 29 through May 2. 

The crew will remove English ivy and other invasive species that harm trees in forested areas on both East and West Campus.

Celebrate Arbor Day Friday April 26

CAPITOL CAMPUS- A new tree will be planted on the Capitol Campus during an Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 26. The event will be held between the Capitol and Insurance buildings from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

About the Event

Join Gov. Jay Inslee and Department of Natural Resources State Forester George Geissler, supported by the Department of Enterprise Services for the event and commemorative tree planting. Also hear the Capitol Campus Child Care Center children sing their Arbor Day song. The event will begin with a drum ceremony by the Squaxin Island Tribe.

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus April 24

OLYMPIA — Tree work will be performed on Kwanzan cherry trees along both sides of Cherry Lane April 24 beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Wolbert’s Plant Care Essentials to spray the trees with a fungicide to prevent brown rot fungus.

No roads or sidewalks will be closed, but the work may impact pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be redirected around active spray areas. 

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus on Tuesday, April 9, to address winter weather damage

OLYMPIA — Tree pruning will be done at various Capitol Campus locations on Tuesday, April 9, throughout the day.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Timm’s Tree Care for the pruning effort, which aims to improve tree health and ensure public safety. The work will include removing branches that were damaged during winter storms.

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus Monday, March 18

OLYMPIA — Biofertilizer will be applied to Kwanzan cherry trees along Cherry Lane on West Capitol Campus on Monday, March 18, from 6 to 9 a.m. The work, originally scheduled for February, was postponed due to inclement weather. 

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Wolbert's Plant Essentials for the work, which aims to improve tree health.

The contractor also will treat the historic Bush butternut tree on West Campus to control butternut blister mites, which are affecting the tree.  

Large mosaic mural to move to new Capitol Campus location on Saturday

 

Picture of the mural

OLYMPIA – Crews have been gearing up to move a 28,000-pound mural from the mothballed General Administration Building to the new Helen Sommers Building, and expect to roll it into its new home on Feb. 23.

Safety alert: People advised to avoid section of NRB mezzanine and areas near trees on the Capitol Campus

 

The northeast section of the Natural Resources Building (NRB) Plaza mezzanine has been closed due to icy conditions. Icicles on the NRB terrace pose a risk of falling due to warming temperatures and wind. People are advised to heed signs and stay out of cordoned off areas.

Icicles on trees throughout the Capitol Campus have also been identified as a possible concern.

Please use an abundance of caution in all areas. 

Report concerns

Please report any inclement weather concerns on the campus to 360-725-0000.

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus Friday, Feb. 8

OLYMPIA — Biofertilizer will be applied to Kwanzan cherry trees along Cherry Lane on West Capitol Campus on Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 9 a.m.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Wolbert's Plant Essentials for the work, which aims to improve tree health.

The contractor also will treat the historic Bush butternut tree on West Campus to control butternut blister mites, which are affecting the tree.  

No noise, pedestrian or auto traffic impacts are expected.

Work to clean parking garages will take place over the next few weekends

Work to clean parking garages on the Capitol Campus will take place on the weekends between Jan. 26 and Feb. 9. Parkers, visitors and nearby residents may hear noise related to Enterprise Services employees operating a small street sweeper and debris blowers. Some employee parking may be temporarily impacted during the cleaning. Most of the work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.

Work at GA Building to bring intermittent noise impacts week of Jan. 21

OLYMPIA - There will be intermittent noise impacts as crews remove the portico at the entrance of the General Administration Building the week of Jan. 21. Pedestrian traffic will not be affected.

The portico is being removed by contractor A to B Builders in preparation to move a mural by artist Jean C. Beall from the mothballed GA Building to the Helen Sommers Building across the street. 

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