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Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan

Posted on: May 26, 2022

Many ways to support climate action before the end of May

Deadlines are approaching to participate in these climate activities.

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  • Climate Advisory Workgroup. There is still time to apply to join the Climate Advisory Workgroup, a community stakeholder committee that will support implementation of the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. Anyone is welcome to apply, so share the invitation with people you think would bring a good perspective to the conversation on climate action in our area. Apply by June 1st to be considered in time for meetings that begin this summer. 
  • CivicSpark Fellowship. The City of Olympia is hosting a CivicSpark Fellow for the 2022-23 AmeriCorps service year. Are you passionate about tackling the biggest environmental and social equity challenges facing communities today while launching a social purpose career? If so, the CivicSpark AmeriCorps program may be right for you! Learn more and apply at! The next priority deadline for Fellow applications is May 31.
  • South Sound Travel Study. The Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is conducting the South Sound Transportation Study to collect accurate information about residents’ day-to-day travel throughout the region. Please consider participating if you received an invitation in the mail. By taking part, you’ll help us understand how local roads, highways, public transportation, and sidewalks are used today, and how they can be improved to make travel better in the future. We want to hear from you even if you don’t travel often. Your input will have a big impact because only a limited number of households have been invited to participate in the survey. If you’ve misplaced your invitation or are not sure if you were invited to the study, please contact the study team with your mailing address at For additional information, visit
  • Martin Way Corridor Open House and Survey extended through June 5: Explore an online open house and provide feedback on land use and transportation options for the future of Martin Way. The Martin Way Corridor Study includes policies to increase urban density and efficient transportation networks in line with climate targets and actions in the TCMP (T1.1 and T1.11).

We are excited to keep you informed about this latest phase of climate action planning, and will continue to use this newsletter to provide occasional updates on the region’s work. As always, we welcome your feedback! If you have questions or comments, please reach out to

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