Before entering high school, Max Leung-Wagner’s days consisted primarily of writing and watching TV. You could usually find him on the couch, channel surfing in his pursuit of something interesting, or at the computer, writing fiction. He would never be working on just one novel, but a handful of stories forcing him to constantly juggle a […]
Drama professor Dr. Lauren Love was drawn to the incredible facilities at South Puget Sound Community College. The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts is a state of the art auditorium. But, it is the community that has cemented her belief that she made the right choice in coming to Olympia and the drama […]
Submitted by Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes The Painted Palace, which was once known simply as a party venue for princess parties and paint & sip events, now offers all of that plus a lot more. Open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., they are a full service café, offering espresso, crepes, beer […]
Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton This lovely young girl is Coco who is a 3-year-old, 56-pound, Pit mix who is super sweet. She has been spayed, is current on her vaccinations, and is now ready to find her forever home. Coco is a very loving and gentle girl who loves kids of all ages. She […]
Born in rural Idaho and raised in Washington’s Okanogan County, Prairie Rose Hyde came from humble beginnings. “My parents were very ‘back to the land’ types,” Hyde said. “We were very poor. My dad worked for ranchers but we lived on assistance programs.” Fortunately Hyde excelled in school and was awarded a scholarship to Whitman […]
Jack Potter never expected to be homeless. He’d actually begun working on Veterans Christian Charity, an organization to help homeless veterans get off the street, when his life took a dramatic turn. On April 13, 2016, he suddenly found himself on the other side of the equation when violence in his living situation left him […]
Jessica Aguilar had no desire to give up her cell phone – not for a day, let alone a week. But when NBC’s Today Show came calling at Black Hills High School, looking for students willing to conduct a seven day experiment on teenagers’ relationship to digital technology, she found herself agreeing. “I actually did not […]
Replant a Wetland/Riparian Buffer
On Saturday, November 12th volunteers will enjoy a day of restoring a wetland buffer and riparian forest in this South Thurston Capitol Land Trust property, supported by staff from WSU Extension/Native Plant Salvage Foundation and Thurston County Water Resources/ Stream Team. This is a great opportunity to learn about native plants best suited to different conditions while restoring the ecological function of this wetland and adjacent forest complex.
Volunteers are also invited to assist on November 9th & 10th to prepare for the event.Google Plus One Facebook Like
Join us at a beautiful Capitol Land Trust property to learn about beaver habitat and ecological restoration, all while helping re-plant a restored wetland system. All helping hands are welcome to volunteer, supported by us and our partners, Thurston County Water Resources/Stream Team, for an invigorating day of volunteering and learning.
Volunteer for however many (or few!) hours you want to, or just come to learn this Sunday, October 30th anytime between 10:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m. We'll have hot drinks and food to keep you fueled throughout the day.
Location: The Tilley Wetlands Preserve is an extraordinary ecosystem, providing important habitat to wildlife including elk, beavers, porcupine, innumerable songbirds, and diverse waterfowl species.
Workshop: At 10:30 a.m., Thurston Co. environmental educator Chris Maun will provide an overview of beaver habitat and behavior. We’ll spend the rest of the time learning about the plants that will help return this area to natural function while replanting the wetland.
Carpools will be organized from Olympia’s west side, or meet at the site. Volunteers are also invited to assist on October 27th & 28th to prepare for the event. Please let us know if you are interested in one either of those prep dates.
Ask questions or RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions will be sent upon registration.
Don't forget to check out our website for more great fall and winter opportunities!Google Plus One Facebook Like
Curious about what bog habitat looks like? Want to help restore forest habitat? Join WSU Extension/Native Plant Salvage for a bog workshop and planting event in South Thurston County on Sunday, October 23, from noon to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers will have the chance to explore a special bog habitiat on property owned by the Capitol Land Trust (CLT) and learn about the unique plants visible in fall. Volunteers will be replanting a forest understory on where CLT has recently removed invasive ivy.
More great upcoming events can be found at: http://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/calendar/Google Plus One Facebook Like
Cold rain drizzles outside but inside is an explosion of color, light, sound and scent. Hundreds of people, all decked out in their finest clothing, crowd into the small gathering space at Wat Prachum Raingsey in Yelm. Everyone is laughing, talking and greeting friends and family, each bearing food and other offerings for the ceremony. Today marks […]
Thirty-five years ago, a woman leading a technology company was nearly unheard of. In fact, women simply working in the emerging technology field was fairly rare. Defying stereotypes, Lisa Gifford and her husband Rick started Alliance Enterprises, Inc. in 1981. Although not re-named Alliance until 1996, the team at the helm has consistently led the […]
Two colleges in Olympia provided early boosts to schools that were later founded in Pierce County. Both the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and the Pacific Lutheran University had forbearers in Olympia in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. It might go too far to say that each of those Pierce County schools […]
With travel arrangements just a click away, why use a travel agent? Actually, there are plenty of reasons a travel agent can help you plan your next trip. The first would be that you’d benefit from the wealth of experience of Irene Emmons-Perez owner of Global Express Cruise and Travel. She’s been helping people in […]
Submitted by the Washington State Legistlature Sen. Karen Fraser, D-Thurston County, has received the “City Champion” Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) in recognition for her distinguished legislative career in service to cities and local governments. Fraser received the award during the October 11 AWC Regional Meeting at Lacey City Hall. “It is a great […]
Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University is pleased to welcome Kathleen M. “Kate” Boyle, Ph.D., as its new dean of the University’s College of Education and Counseling Psychology. As dean, she oversees the University’s broad range of undergraduate and certification programs, three master’s programs and post-master’s certification programs. Some 283 students are currently […]
Submitted by South Sound Prairies Program Come help build bird and bat boxes and pull invasive weeds on Public Land Days at Joint Base Lewis- McChord (JBLM) on October 18 and 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. These actions will help restore prairie habitat and provide habitat structures for wildlife. You will also get […]