Saturday, March 3, 9:00-Noon, Friendly Grove Park, 2316 Friendly Grove Road.

Olympia’s Volunteers in Parks program is seeking volunteers to help remove harmful exotic species from the edge of an important wetland at Friendly Grove Park. Here’s more information about this project and how to volunteer.


The City of Olympia is offering three Waterwise Gardening Classes in March. Gardening experts will teach you how to create and maintain a beautiful garden that uses less water and chemicals.

Three different classes will be held on March 13th, 20th and 27th. All classes run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and will take place at the Worthington Center, St. Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE. For more information please call Jim Rioux at (360) 753-8343 or visit the public works events website.

Each class costs $5.00 and Pre-registration is required,. Call Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at (360) 753-8380 to register.



Thursday, March 1, 3:00-6:00 p.m., The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW.

Now that the preferred site is selected, the project team is gearing up to begin design work. This open house is an opportunity for any interested community member to meet the architect and design team and to provide input on the aesthetics and function of customer spaces and common areas, safety and security, exterior appearance, public art, and site access. Representatives from the LOTT Alliance, Port of Olympia, and Hands on Children’s Museum will be present, too, as they have each announced preliminary intent to move forward with neighboring projects.

Check the news release for more information about the Open House.

You will also find information about the City Hall/Police Station project.

January 2007 Board meeting minutes

ENA Board minutes from Thurs. Jan 25th 2007
Swantown Inn                 7:05

Members present
Jody Suhrbier
Nathan Allan
Mark Bergeson
Carol Wilson
Casey Allan
Ann Mataczynski
Katie Stoll
Elaine Nelson
Chad Akins

The minutes were amended to read that the Dentist’s office donated $600.00 to the sign project not $60.00.  They were then approved as amended.  Katie moved we approved the amended minutes and Ann seconded it.

Elaine will begin again contacting people for advertising in the newsletter. Chad suggested contacting the Secretary of State to get the names of people in the area with home based businesses.  Katie and Elaine will come up with a game plan to make better use of the advertising possibilites.

The general meeting is on Thurs Feb 8th. It will be at the Light and Life Church as usual. There will be an update on the New Bridge Church at Madison, a presentation on the plans for the trees on Legion, a presentation on being prepared for emergencies by the fire department, and elections to the board.  Jody will structure this so that the meeting will end by 9:00.

Since Carol won’t be at the meeting arrangements were made for refreshments.

Terri Zander has decided not to run for the board  Katie, Jody, Mark and Carol have agreed to run again. Both Chad and Elaine volunteered to run for the board.

It was suggested by Nathan that we figure out a way to welcome new people to the neighborhood.. Perhaps we could all be given post cards to hand out to people we see moving into the neighborhood. We could offer them coupons and information.

Chad is still working on the wi-fi project. He is continuing to look at ordinances and permits to offer a free wireless network in the neighborhood.

A copy of a letter was circulated around the board about a nuisance address on Legion Way. Some concerns have been expressed by about 12 households in that area. Lots of suspicious activities in the area.

Mark handed out a detailed treasurer’s report.

Chad agreed to contact AmeriCorps in regards to their offer involving a group project to facilitate community beautification. He will post his information on the website.

Ron Jones may be attending our May general meeting to tell us more about the city’s plan to make the revamping of the waste disposal process. The goal is to make the city waste free.

The next board meeting will be Thurs. Feb.15th at Carol’s house. We need to hold board elections.

Respectfully submitted    Carol Wilson ENA secretary

General meeting & financial report

Tonight is the ENA General Meeting — February 8, 7 pm at the Light & Life Church on 7th Street.  We’ll be hearing from the city about the trees on Legion and emergency preparedness, get an update about the sale of the old Madison School, and holding elections.

If you’re interested in volunteering with the ENA, consider becoming a member of the board of directors.

Also, attached to this post is the 2006 financial report, with details of the association’s financial activities for last year.