Water Quality Workshop At Black Lake Grange

Black Lake Basin & McLane Creek Basin Water Quality Workshop Set For April 9   - Community meeting at Black Lake Grange

OLYMPIA -- Thurston County and the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) invite Black Lake Basin and McLane Creek Basin residents to an April 9 workshop to consider how to protect water quality.The meeting will take place in the Black Lake Grange (6011 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia, Wash. 98512), beginning at 6 p.m. with an open house and interactive information stations hosted by Thurston County, TRPC, and other organizations.

The two basins cover a mix of urban and rural areas, including: western Tumwater and its urban growth area, the Capitol State Forest, and unincorporated Thurston County (see map below). Thurston County long-range planning staff will present information about the following project:


2014 Olympia Wooden Boat Fair

The Olympia Wooden Boat Association is proud to announce the 35th Annual Olympia Wooden May 10 and 11, 2014.

The fair, a traditional community and family event, is held at Percival Landing Park in downtown Olympia on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On display will be all types of wooden boats including power, sail, row boats, dinghies, kayaks, and canoes.

Handmade items from local artisans will feature artwork, pottery, wooden décor, jewelry, clothing, homemade food products, and many more nautical-related items.

When the family gets hungry, walk through the International Food Alley booths offering traditional burgers, seafood, international choices, along with tempting desserts.
There will be a children’s boat building booth on Saturday. The fair is also known for showcasing local musical entertainment starting at noon.

Saturday, May 10
Noon    The Aspirations (Aspire School Jazz Band)
2:00    Blue Pickup (Bluegrass band)
4:00    Tumwater High School Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, May 11
Noon    Olympia Highlanders Bagpipe Marching Band
1:00    Slieveloughane Irish Dancers
2:30    Ko Ko Jo (Rock band)

The fair officially closes on Sunday at 5:00 pm.

For more information, directions, or boat and vendor applications, visit our web site at www.olywoodenboat.org or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Always held on Mother’s Day weekend, bring Mom and the family to our FREE, fun-filled Boat Fair!

April 2, 2014

Community Services Group Meeting April 8

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:00pm-2:25pm at the Public Works Building 100 W Public Works Dr., Shelton WA 98584

April Meeting;

1:05pm start time-2:25pm

News you can use:

regular overview/get-you-started trainings are now available on Tuesday's at 1pm(EST) & Thursday's at 3pm(EST) at:  www.volunteermason.org.

These are provided by our host at galaxy Digital. To register as your schedule allows: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/join/583661486

call in # 1-312-878-3030 access code 583-661-486

Day of Caring is 6/17, it's not too early to start thinking about your projects. Project Application now available from our website.

Due ASAP or no later that 4-30-14. 


Upcoming CSG topics (do you have suggestions for future meetings?):

  • May: Washington Connection Site - DSHS
  • June: Bridges/C.H.I.P. Updates  
  • July: tentative - All About Seniors  
  • August: no meeting 

2:35 start time-4:00pm

Housing Coalition Meeting

Facilitator - Patti Sells, Tammey Newton 

Be part of the conversation that makes change happen. 


Planning Advisory Commission Vacancy District 2

Mason County is seeking applications from Commissioner District 2 for the Mason County Planning Advisory Commission. Applications are accepted until position is filled. Visit the Commission Office at 411 N. 5th, Shelton, WA, 98584, call 360-427-9670 ext. 419 or check their website for more information.