Open House to Help Businesses Prepare for Upcoming Plastic Bag Ban

The City of Olympia Waste ReSources and Thurston County Solid Waste invite all city businesses to a Plastic Bag Ban open house at Olympia City Hall. Located at : Olympia City Hall, Room 207, 601 4th Avenue East on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

The open house will help retailers prepare for the upcoming plastic bag ban that goes into effect July 1, 2014. City and County staff will be on hand to answer questions, discuss outreach efforts and have samples of bags on display. Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County (the unincorporated areas) have adopted an ordinance that bans stores from giving out many types of single-use plastic bags. Stores must also charge at least 5 cents for paper carryout bags to encourage people to bring reusable bags. For more information about the plastic bag ban, visit

Oso Food Drive

Sail On in Espresso collecting items for Oso Mudslide Drive.


Road Closure John’s Prairie Road (County Road 91720)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to RCW 47.48.010, John’s Prairie Road, from approximately Milepost 3.30 (Just East of the Capital Hill Road) to Milepost 3.77 (At SR 3), on County Road No. 91720, shall be closed in order to facilitate road maintenance activities. The road will be closed to all through traffic from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 and Thursday, April 24, 2014.

ROAD CLOSURE JOHN’S PRAIRIE ROAD (County Road 91720) Resolution: 17-14

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Public Works at 427-9670 ext. 450

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: