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...

Annual Meeting

03/16/2017 20:58
Great turnout for the meeting tonight!!!  We have elected the following people as SWONA officers: President - Phil Cornell, Vice-President - Karen Janowitz, Secretary - Angela Rush, Member-at-Large - Brent McBride.  Next meeting will be June 15, 2017.

New Decatur Post design concept

05/10/2016 14:57
Look at the gallery under Decatur Pathway Park, there is a sketch of what the new post might look like.


01/06/2016 11:32
I just got an email from Amy Stull @ OPD; "Today I showed a map of ACAB tags to the strategy group that meets every week. As a result, the Patrol Lt. will be sharing his expectation that officers are aware and actively looking for who is doing this damage. In addition, they supported creating and...


12/01/2015 22:02
We now have a "Graffiti Hit Squad", a group of volunteers who will be available to assist with cleanup of graffiti on private property when the homeowner asks for help.  Each resident is responsible for cleanup of graffiti on their own property.  If you see graffiti report it to...

August 1st Party

08/23/2015 11:30
The August 1st party was a huge success, everyone had fun and it was a great sunny day.  There was live music, egg toss, three-legged races, water balloon fights, lots of good food and lots of meeting neighbors, bike registration, information on the pathway project, a SWONA history booth and...
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