May updates

06/08/2019 19:32
Neighborhood Matching Grant   Good news!  Our Neighborhood Matching Grant application was accepted!  This grant will help us with the following: New signage to replace the old signs we had for notifying folks of upcoming meetings; Liability insurance that we need to get a...

Bike-to-Work Day May 16

05/13/2019 22:45
SWONA is again hosting a chat-and-refresh stop for Bike-to-Work Day on Thursday, May 16 at the south end of Decatur Street where our Bike-Ped Pathway and Poetry Post begins.  From 7 to 8 am (or so) we offer coffee (donated by Olympia Coffee Roasters in the past), water, doughnuts (donated by...

9th and Fern work party on Saturday April 6 from 11-2

03/27/2019 18:24
There will be a work party at the 9th and Fern pocket park on Saturday April 6 from 11 - 2 to replant/landscape after sidewalk construction. Please check out the last blog post on sidewalk construction at this location.

Fern Street Sidewalk Project

02/04/2019 22:19
The following email from Olympia Public Works Department Project Manager Randy Wesselman To SWONA President Mark Toy communicates that status of the Fern Street Sidewalk Project. Southwest Olympia Neighborhood Association (SWONA) Mark Toy, President   Dear Mark: The City of Olympia...

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:...
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