Please read! Wellington Heights Site Review Committee meeting

10/21/2018 13:31
Dear SWONA neighbors - This Wednesday the City’s Site Review Committee will make their recommendation to the Hearing Examiner about the proposed Wellington Heights development.  This is the last time to voice our concerns about this project to the City (specifically, Paula Smith...

Wellington Heights proposal information

10/13/2018 13:42
Dear Neighbors - In response to the group request to put information on the Wellington Heights proposal on this website, please find the following documents:  1.   A chronology and next steps document, culled mainly from previous e-mails from Dan Leahy, which will be updated as...

Current status of Wellington Heights Proposal

09/29/2018 17:54
The following message was sent to the Parties of Record from the city of Olympia.  See the blog post on Wellington Heights for more information about the neighborhood's response to the proposed development.   Dear Parties of Record-   Some of you had the same...

Neighbors attend SWONA picnic

08/10/2018 11:31
Now it was just a blur but feedback I got was that the SWONA annual picnic we had on Saturday was a success.  I did a head count at 1 p.m. and we had 76 individuals (about a third of them kids, which is great), so we probably had at least 80 people during the peak of the...

Neighbors weigh-in on asylum seekers

07/10/2018 13:20
Neighbors from southwest Olympia weighed-in on the news about the US federal government's policy for handling people seeking asylum in the US. The group of neighbors held signs at the intersection of Harrison and Perry between 8-10 am on June 26. .

South Sound Green Tour May 19 & 20

05/04/2018 07:56
The NW EcoBuilding Guild​ presents the 2018 South Sound Green Tour​. May 19th, around Olympia, and May 20th, in Tacoma.    This free-to-the-public event features new homes, businesses, remodels, retrofits, rain gardens, onsite stormwater mitigation and more.   Read more:...


04/15/2018 17:43
Report Graffiti Prompt reporting of graffiti by citizens greatly improves cleanup response times and provides valuable information for the prosecution of the taggers. As always, call 9-1-1 if you witness a crime in progress. Where to Report Graffiti... On Public Property City...

SWONA Walking Park Guide is available

03/12/2018 17:35
The members of SWONA created four "parklets" at different points in the neighborhood in 2008, via a grant from the County Health Department.  The goal was to give more neighbors a reason to get out and walk -- so was born the idea of a "Walking Park" that each person would "create" by walking...

Poetry Post

05/13/2017 16:22
The dedication of the Poetry Post at the end of Decatur St SW happened today.  Several SWONA members and some guests were there to watch as pieces were welded onto the vine.  SWONA President, Phil Cornell, read an original poem in dedication of the final piece of the Decatur Pathway...

Poetry Post Dedication

04/18/2017 12:09
Poetry Post Dedication May 13, 2017 12:00 to 2:00 PM Decatur Pathway (South end of Decatur St SW)   The South West Olympia Neighborhood Association, SWONA, will be dedicating the new Poetry Post as an addition to the public art theme that is developing in Olympia.  This installation is...
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