Volunteers Still Needed To Count Bicyclists And Pedestrians

Spokane, Tacoma among cities with greatest need for help. OLYMPIA – Calling all volunteers: It’s not too late to help with Washington’s seventh annual bicycle and pedestrian count taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in cities across the state. In 2013, about 275 volunteers counted more than 66,000 people who walked or biked to their destination. This year, about 400 volunteers are needed in more than 40 cities planning to participate in the annual survey.The Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club began recruiting volunteers in mid-August to tally the number of people bicycling and walking along paths, bike lanes, sidewalks and trails.

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Greening Capitol Way

Help us Re-envision Capitol Way as a Greener, More Vibrant Streetscape! Join us Monday, September 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Olympia Center to share your ideas and collaborate with fellow members of the community to re-envision the Capitol Way streetscape from the Farmer’s Market to the Capitol Campus as part of the EPA’s Greening America’s Capitals Program. All community members are invited!

About the Program
The City of Olympia is one of three capital cities selected this year to receive assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greening America’s Capitals Program. EPA is providing Olympia with a team of professional designers with expertise in urban design, green infrastructure, and transportation. The design team will help us to incorporate sustainable design strategies into the Capitol Way corridor. Goals for the project include creating a stronger connection between downtown and the Capitol Campus, integrating green infrastructure to treat stormwater runoff, enhance economic vitality downtown, and support a distinctive downtown neighborhood.

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McLane Creek Basin Community Workshop Set for October 9

Meeting conducted at the McLane Grange on Delphi Road.  OLYMPIA -- Thurston County and the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) will host a McLane Creek Basin community workshop on Thursday, Oct. 9, giving residents an opportunity to discuss ways to protect and improve water quality.

The workshop is from 6-8PM at the McLane Grange, 931 Delphi Rd. SW, Olympia. The evening will begin with an open house, followed by a formal project presentation and small-group discussions.

The workshop is part of Guiding Growth—Healthy Watersheds: Science to Local Policy, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant-funded project that focuses on select basins draining into Puget Sound, including McLane Creek Basin, Black Lake Basin and Woodard Creek Basin.  

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Pioneer School Board Vacancy

The Board of Directors of Pioneer School District is accepting applications to fill a board vacancy until the next regular election in 2015. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, along with resume, to Martin A. Brewer, Secretary to the Board, Pioneer School District, 611 E. Agate Road, Shelton, WA 98584. The application deadline will be October 3, 2014. To be legally eligible for the office of school director, a person must be 18 years or older, a registered voter in the Pioneer School District, a US citizen and legal resident of Washington. Questions can be directed to the District Office at 426-9115 Ext. 3.