Capitol Lake Improvement & Protection Association 'CLIPA'
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Capitol Lake
Save the Lake Preserve the Past Improve the Future
Capitol Lake
Capitol Lake Improvement & Protection Association 'CLIPA'
SaveCapitolLake.org
Save the Lake Preserve the Past Improve the Future

Articles, Letters & Publications

Ruckelshaus Center Report

This December 2014 objective review identified some of the reasons why the community and the State have been unable to advance a community endorsed Plan for the long term management of Capitol Lake and the Deschutes River Urban Watershed. The Report provides insight on the challenges, and also some next steps forward.
| More about the Report | Read the full report

In the Olympian - Very different views of the "facts" about Capitol Lake

Lake advocates have a different point of view
- By David H. Milne - September 4, 2014
Lake reflects our inability to make hard choices
- By John Rosenberg - August 25, 2014

Letter from Justice Robert Utter to various elected officials and public entities.

"I unqualifiedly support the retention and management of Capitol Lake as beneficial to the water quality of Budd Inlet." - April 2014

The Olympian - Editorial July 23, 2013

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)

Port of Olympia - Port Resolution regarding CLAMP ( 2 pg PDF)

Thurston County Chamber - Position Letter September 2010

“The lake as a reflecting pond has been envisioned for nearly a hundred years. The Chamber believes the lake option would best protect the viability of Heritage Park, downtown commerce, visitor industry, navigable water ways and Port operations.” - David Schaffert, President/CEO, Thurston County Chamber

Thurston County - Seven Wonders of Thurston County

"We asked our local residents to nominate what they consider to be the wonders of Thurston County. . . #1 was Capitol campus with Capitol Lake and view corridor to Puget Sound and the Olympics"

Capitol Lake is #1 of the 7 Wonders of Thurston County, according to popular vote.

In this video, Thurston County Commissioner Cathy Wolfe and State Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander discuss the Lake and its' merits for the community.

This is a 9 minute clip from the TCTV Video, courtesy of Thurston County Connection TCTV Videos, Producer John Tennis

Thurston County Connection - Full video 46 min.

The Seven Wonders of Thurston County

"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."


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