WDFW seeks public comments On Proposed Smelt Regulations
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed changes to commercial and recreational fishing regulations that could increase protection for smelt in Puget Sound.
Written comments can be submitted through May 30 on WDFW’s website at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/smelt/. The public also can provide input at meetings scheduled in March and April.
Tree Removal Work Closes Lanes On SR 8
OLYMPIA – Drivers may encounter lane closures and short-term rolling slowdowns on State Route 8 west of Olympia on Wednesday, Feb. 26, while Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews remove hazard trees adjacent to the highway. Crews will be working in both directions of SR 8 near the Thurston/Grays Harbor County line from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. To ensure the safety of motorists, traffic will be cleared from the area using rolling slowdowns before trees are felled. Motorists are advised to plan for delays and add travel time to reach their destinations.
Washington Center Celebration
The City of Olympia and The Washington Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) will celebrate the new renovations at The Washington Center, Thursday, February 27. The celebration is open to the public. Come and recognize The Washington Center’s past, honor its present, and celebrate its future. Featured entertainment includes Ballet Northwest, Masterworks Choral Ensemble, Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia (SOGO), and Ed Echtle, Historian.