Coal Terminal Environmental Review

Preliminary work begins next week for an environmental impact study on plans to build a coal shipping terminal in Longview, Wash. Cowlitz County, state and federal officials will take public comments on the scope of the environmental study between Aug. 16 and Nov. 18. Comments will be accepted by email, through regular mail and in person at a series of community meetings.


MSA Free Transit Fair


August 21, 2013, 5-7pm at the Belfair Elementary.

5-6pm Learn about Transit Services & commuter options.

Explore the MTA fleet: Big bus & little bus on site.

Talk on-on-one with agency representatives about projects.

Spin the Wheel-of-Transit to enter raffle & win prizes!


Bill Hunter Park Q&A

Bus Shelter Replacement Plan

Proposed Park & Ride

State Route 3 Widening Project

Transit Service Levels

Featuring Representatives from:

Kitsap Transit


Mason County: Dept. or Parks and Trails


Contact MTA for more information: 360-426-934/800-374-3747


Sand Sculpting Exhibit

Over 275 employees of local businesses and organizations will go “shovel-to-shovel” building giant sand sculptures at this year’s Sand in the City® event, the South Sound’s favorite family sand festival.

Thirteen teams will compete in this year’s event, held August 23-25 at the new Hands On Children’s Museum on Olympia’s East Bay Waterfront. The 13th annual Sand in the City® event is the Hands On Children’s Museum’s signature event and raises funds for the Museum’s Free and Reduced Admissions Programs. About 50,000 people from the Puget Sound region are expected to visit the free event, which showcases the Museum’s educational outreach programs and partners.


WA Air Plan; Comments Wanted

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to comment on the state’s proposed update to portions of the State Implementation Plan (SIP). That is a statewide plan for meeting air quality standards.

In recent years, the state has revised parts of its general air pollution regulation, Chapter 173-400 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Ecology proposes to submit the adopted changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for inclusion in the plan. EPA will review the state’s submittal and decide whether to approve the changes to the plan.