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Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus Nov. 26

OLYMPIA — Treatments will be done to improve tree health at various Capitol Campus locations on Nov. 26. 

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Wolbert’s Plant Essentials of Olympia for effort.

A Scotch elm in Sylvester Park will be treated for leaf miners and five large tulip trees near the Legislative Building and Temple of Justice will be treated for aphids. 

Pedestrian impacts

Pedestrians will use detours on East Capitol Campus Nov. 14-16

Some pedestrian walkways will be closed on the East Capitol Plaza Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Friday, Nov. 16, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., near the Department of Transportation and Employment Security buildings so work can be done to inspect the waterproofing materials meant to prevent water infiltration into the Plaza Garage. Pedestrian detours will be open to parkers using the garage stairs or elevators in towers 1 and 2. Vehicle traffic will not be impacted.

Pedestrians will use detours on East Capitol Campus Nov. 14-16

Some pedestrian walkways will be closed on the East Capitol Plaza Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Friday, Nov. 16, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., near the Department of Transportation and Employment Security buildings so work can be done to inspect the waterproofing materials meant to prevent water infiltration into the Plaza Garage. Pedestrian detours will be open to parkers using the garage stairs or elevators in towers 1 and 2.

Hundreds expected to attend Nov. 11 Veterans Day and World War I Centennial Celebration on Capitol Campus

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services’ Capitol Security and Visitor Services  has issued a permit for a Veterans Day and World War I Centennial Celebration. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in the Legislative Building.

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.

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.

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