Apr. 11 - City Of Tumwater's Tree Board Invites You To Celebrate Arbor Day 2015

The celebration will include free seedlings and tree related give-away items (while supplies last), activities for kids, and tree planting information.

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Mason County Parks Looking For Part-Time Seasonal Help

Mason County Parks and Facilities Department is hiring for part-time seasonal employment. Two positions are available. Pay is around $12 per hour or more depending on experience. These positions begin in the spring and can last up to five months into the summer. Average weekly hours are 30 - 40 hours per week. These two openings would be for work at park sites. Anyone interested should use this link and submit to Mason County Human Resources. Application (PDF)

Apr. 6 - Planning Commission Briefing On Downtown Redevelopment & Issues Of Contamination

The Planning Commission invites you to learn more about Tacoma’s Waterfront Redevelopment & the Issue of Site Contamination. Redevelopment of historic downtowns is complex. Prior industrial and auto-oriented land uses in downtown Olympia have resulted in several instances of environmental contamination. What tools are available to help cities clean up contamination, and more broadly what can we learn from other cities’ redevelopment efforts? This briefing will start with a presentation about Tacoma’s Thea Foss waterfront redevelopment and some of the tools they used to get there; then we’ll focus in on site contamination issues, including the basic regulatory framework, some legal and practical considerations for both the public and private sector, and an overview of some clean-up grants available to communities.

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Mar. 27 - Nighttime Water Line Repair on Capitol Way

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and continuing until approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, the curb-side lane of Capitol Way, heading northbound will be closed between Sid Snyder and 11th Avenue while City crews repair a water line in the area. Water service to the Washington State Archives and Department of Licensing buildings will be shut off during the repair. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to minimize traffic impacts. To ensure safety in the work zone, please obey all signs and traffic control.