Heat Advisory June 24 & 25

From Thurston County Emergency Management:


The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from noon Saturday to 9 PM PDT

* TEMPERATURE…Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s Saturday and
low to mid 90s Sunday. Lows will fall into the 50s to around 60,
except low to mid 60s in the warmer metro areas.

OLYMPIA – Temperatures in Thurston County are expected to exceed 90 degrees this weekend, and the county’s emergency management staff is reminding residents of a few simple safety tips that can help beat the heat. Current weather conditions and additional resources are available at the Thurston County Emergency Management Division web pages, www.co.thurston.wa.us/em

Cooling center information will be posted on the Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter accounts if temperatures rise to the mid-90s or higher.

  • Facebook: ThurstonEM
  • Twitter: @ThurstonEM
  • NextDoor.com


  • Keep a cool head and remember the basics: drink plenty of fluids; avoid the sun and stay in the shade; use sunscreen, even if you’re outside for only a few minutes.
  • Find cooler air in public places. Shopping centers, movie theaters, libraries, and community centers are typically air conditioned, so go out, have fun, and find some cooler air.
  • Take it easy and avoid heatstroke. Don’t over-exert yourself with heavy duty yard work or strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • NEVER leave children or pets in a hot car.
  • Keep pets cool, too. Check on your outdoor pets frequently and make sure they have shelter from the sun and plenty of water.
  • The heat can be hard on the young and the elderly. Check on relatives and neighbors who may be more sensitive to hot weather—young children, infants, seniors, and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk during extreme hot weather.

Read more here:  http://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/pages/newsreleasedetail.aspx?List-ID=1721

Off Leash Dog Park Update

Paving Postponed
Thurston Solid Waste

UPDATE: The Off-leash Dog Park in Hawks Prairie will remain open this Wednesday (6/7/17). The City of Lacey has postponed the paving work on Hogum Bay Road that would have temporarily closed the park.

Toxic algae confirmed at Summit Lake

‘Extremely high levels’ of toxic algae confirmed at Summit Lake

Tests confirmed that a blue-green algae bloom on the northwest Thurston County lake is producing “extremely high levels” of the toxin Anatoxin-a, a neurotoxin, according to Thurston County Environmental Health.

At this time, residents and lake users should not:

▪ Drink water taken from the lake until laboratory tests show the water is safe. Disinfection, boiling and treatment systems do not remove or deactivate algae toxin.

▪ Shower in water taken from the lake.

▪ Fish, swim or otherwise be in contact with the water.

▪ Allow pets and children near the water.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article149454489.html#storylink=cpy

Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt

Look for The Holistic Dog & Oh My Dog! (Sitters) at

The 10th Annual Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt!

This is the doggiest Easter egg hunt in Washington State! With support from community sponsors, proceeds from this fun community event will support three local charities: Feline Friends, Concern for Animals, and Emmit’s Magic Animal Rescue!

The details:
10th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt
Date:  Saturday, April 8, 2017 10am-3pm
Time: 10am – 3pm

Place: Regional Athletic Complex (RAC)
8345 Steilacoom Rd SE, Lacey, WA (corner of Steilacoom & Marvin)