West Olympia has the Olympia Food Co-op, the east side of town supports the Puget Pantry, and the Capitol neighborhood has Spud’s and the Frog Pond. The “corner store” is often the unsung gem of a neighborhood, and downtown Olympia’s gourmet mercantile, Little General Food Shop, just moved into a new location closer to the […]
North Thurston High School football coach William Garrow believes Ross Sherrer is a gifted enough player that he could play at the collegiate level. “Size-wise he’s not a Division I type,” Garrow said about his 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior, “but I told him he could play Division II or Division III somewhere. I asked if he […]
Hi Olympia. With less than a week before the official start of fall, it’s already begun to feel like the season is changing. I’ve noticed some more fall colors on my usual driving routes and my chickens have started roosting a bit earlier each night. Our events calendar has already started making a change into more […]
Come join Generations Credit Union and South Sound Solar in a celebration of renewable energy on Saturday, September 24th! Free admission!
Learn all about solar power and how it can provide much of the electricity your home needs. Interact with solar powered displays, tour several residential solar sites in the immediate area, and attend an informational “Solar 101”, presented by Kirk Haffner, owner of South Sound Solar and holder of a master’s degree in physics.
Plenty of free activities for the kids: giant inflatable slide, face painting, games, and prizes.
Check out a brand new Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf onsite, and learn how economical “driving electric” can be.
And, if you work up an appetite, Barb’s Barb-B-Q will be onsite in case you’d like a bite to eat.
Rain or shine, 11am to 3pm, Saturday, September 24th!
Generations Credit Union
929 Eastside St. SE, Olympia 98501
Photographer Peter J. Crowley has evoked a stunning sense of emotion and motion in his work that constantly reflects his self-image. Crowley’s goal is to create “visual words and verbal images.” “All you ever photograph is light. The subject is merely a vehicle to transform the light into emotion,” he says. Crowley sees the importance […]
School busses line the streets and the brisk air has begun to blow through turning the seasons from summer to fall. One of the highlights of fall is the stunning foliage found across Thurston County. I’ve mapped out the best spots to take in the changing colors without having to leave our backyard. Watershed Park […]
DERT is very happy to announce our new website! Please explore the website and feel free to contact us with any feedback.
DERT will be posting regular news articles and all of our upcoming events will be listed here. Watch this website for updates!
Thank you and enjoy the new site!
Submitted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The first razor clam dig of the fall season is planned for mid-October on four ocean beaches with additional digs tentatively scheduled through December. Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests that show the clams are safe to eat, […]
Submitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University will begin offering a new Certificate in Software Systems at its Lacey campus in late October, building on the success of its Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, a program currently offered in partnership with the Microsoft Corp. at the University’s Extension Campus at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Stone […]
Submitted by the Olympic National Forest With the school year starting, the Olympic National Forest reminds all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass, which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas. Fourth graders can print out a paper voucher for free entry […]
Submitted by Senior Services of South Sound From July 12 to 14, for 65 hours, our community came together in support of seniors. With your generosity and dedication, Senior Services for South Sound raised over $5,000 to help seniors, their families and the people who care for them right here in Thurston County. By participating […]
The trailer was falling apart, and the culprit was mold. As a single mom of a child born with medical challenges, Canay knew the critical importance of a clean, healthy household, but the mold kept on coming. Eventually, she couldn’t sleep in her bedroom any more; garbage bags suspended from the ceiling failed to contain […]
According to the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child, “the single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver or other adult.” For children growing up in adversity, research has shown that the presence of just one caring adult can make […]
The conversation with Kayse Smack starts off about soccer, and there’s certainly lots to talk about with her regarding her involvement in the sport. The Tumwater High School senior was the 2A Evergreen Conference defensive player of the year and an all-state selection in 2015, and enters the new season as one of the state’s […]
Washington is the second largest grape producing state in the nation. The 2015 harvest totaled 222,000 tons of grapes, and farmers are anticipating a record harvest this year. What does that mean for you? Local wine, of course! As loyal Washingtonians we eat local, play local, and drink local, and wine lovers are in luck, […]
Experience a working oyster farm with Capitol Land Trust! Join us as we tour the Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm to learn the history of shellfish growing in the area, the effects on water quality, the impacts of community partnerships and what shellfish are grown and how to harvest them. Hands on participation is encouraged! Capitol Land Trust will elaborate on the effects of conservation on water quality and will point out the conserved lands across the way that have been protected by Capitol Land Trust.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm
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Submitted by The Procession of the Species The Olympia Eagles will host a fun and exciting evening of dance music to welcome the Fall Equinox and benefit the Procession of the Species. “Equinox A-Go-Go” will feature the lively, joyous music of Mukana Marimba Band, bringing the sounds of Zimbabwe to the grateful ears of Olympia’s […]