Articles, Letters & Publications
| More about the Report | Read the full report
Letter from Justice Robert Utter to various elected officials and public entities.
The Olympian Editorial July 2013 (via the Bellingham Herald)
Final decision on Capitol Lake must reflect wishes of the community
FOWW Friends of Olympia Working Waterfront - Position Paper 2009 (10 page PDF)
OYC Olympia Yacht Club - Position Paper 2009 (4 page PDF)
Thurston County Chamber - Position Letter September 2010
Thurston County - Seven Wonders of Thurston County
Capitol Lake is #1 of the 7 Wonders of Thurston County, according to popular vote. (2011)
In this video, Thurston County Commissioner Cathy Wolfe and State Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander discuss the Lake and its' merits for the community.
Thurston County Connection - Full video 46 min. (via Vimeo)
"The landscaped grounds and majestic buildings of the capitol campus in Olympia make it one of the most beautiful capitols in the nation. The campus itself is lovely, with grand buildings, cherry blossom trees, landscaped gardens, and poignant memorials. Add the sweeping views across Capitol Lake to Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, and you have a postcard-perfect setting. While you're at it, don't forget to stroll around Capitol Lake downhill from the campus; most of the residents who voted for the capitol campus say the lake is a wonder in its own right."