Week of Apr. 19 - Cougar-Maynard Prescribed Fire Planned

April 17, 2015, Olympia, WA – Fire Managers at Olympic National Forest plan to conduct a prescribed fire early next week if conditions are favorable.  Prescribed fires are ignited when a very specific window of environmental conditions exists so that forest health objectives can be met.  The objective of the Cougar-Maynard prescribed fire is to remove brush piles from the vicinity of a Remote Automatic Weather Station (RAWS) and radio repeater sites located off of Forest Service Road 28. 

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City Of Olympia: Traffic Alert – Plum Street And State Avenue Lane Closures

Delays Expected – Use Alternate Routes. Starting Monday, April 20th the State Avenue Paving project will begin work at the intersection of State Avenue and Plum Street. For approximately one week, periodic lane closures on both Plum Street and State Avenue will occur. At least one lane of travel will remain open at all times on both roads. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternative routes for the duration of this work.  

Apr. 20 - Thurston County Veterans’ Advisory Board Meeting

Regular meeting on Monday at Public Health and Social Services Building in Olympia.  The Thurston County Veterans’ Advisory Board will meet on Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at the Public Health and Social Services Building in Olympia on Lilly Road.

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Apr. 23 - Margaret Mckenny Park Improvements Meeting

Public Input Sought for Upcoming Park Improvements - Funding is available for modest facility  improvements to Margaret McKenny neighborhood park, near the Marie’s Vineyard subdivision, at 3111 21st Ave SE.  The City is seeking public input on how to best use these funds.  Enhancements might include a picnic shelter, a playground, or other amenity.  What are your ideas?  The meeting is Thursday, April 23, 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the McKenny Elementary School Library, 3250 Morse Merryman SE.  For questions, please contact David Okerlund, Program & Planning Manager, City of Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation, 360.570.5855 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. April 17, 2015