More South Sound briefs


Capitol Lake is topic of yearly open house

The Capitol Lake Adaptive Management Plan steering committee will hold its annual meeting and open house Saturday.

Among the topics to be discussed are the reopening of lawn areas at Heritage Park and what's being done about water quality in Capitol Lake.

The meeting will update people on the progress being made to complete the 14 objectives outlined in the 10-year lake-management plan that was approved in 2003.

The steering committee is a nine-member group of state, local and tribal government representatives who advise the Department of General Administration about Capitol Lake management. Capitol Lake was created in 1951 when the state built a dam where the Deschutes River flows into Puget Sound.

The open house will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. The meeting will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Both are at the General Administration Building auditorium, 210 11th Ave. S.W., Olympia.

To see the meeting agenda and learn more about Capitol Lake, go to www.ga.wa.gov/CLAMP/index.html.


$1.7 million awarded for breast cancer projects

The Puget Sound Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure awarded more than $1.7 million in grants to 22 Western Washington nonprofit, educational and government institutions.

Among the grant recipients are the Department of Health; the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency; the Cancer Lifeline and Breast Cancer Resource Center; and local organizations that provide breast-health services and outreach.

The stated purpose of the grant program is to encourage health-care institutions and community-based organizations to develop breast-cancer projects that help women in Western Washington.


Resident sought to fill board's citizen position

The Mason County Law Enforcement & Fire Fighters Disability Board seeks a person to fill its citizen-at-large position.

The volunteer must live in Mason County, and the term is for two years. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 16.

The board considers claims for disability and sickness by law enforcement officers or firefighters. It usually meets at 8 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Mason County Commission chambers, 411 N. Fifth St., Shelton.

Applications are available at the commission office by calling 360-427-9670, ext. 747, or by going to www.co.mason.wa.us and clicking "Forms & Brochures," "Commissioners" and then "Application for LEOFF Committee."