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The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the award of two Save America's Treasures (SAT) grants to help preserve historic properties in Washington State: Seattle City Light's Georgetown Steam Plant and Building 305 (the Quartermasters Office and Storehouse) at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. Each project will receive $500,000 to help restore these designated National Historic Landmarks (NHL). The highly competitive SAT historic preservation grant program made awards to...

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WA State Historic Preservation Officer Allyson Brooks has joined with California SHPO Juli Polanco in announcing the global launch of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN) on October 24th and 25th from Edinburgh, Scotland. For more information about the CHN, joining the CHN, and participating in the October 24th Launch event, go to the website at: http://climateheritage.org/about/.

Following is a joint statement about the CHN and a...

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Hey the City of Walla Walla is looking for a consultant to write their National Register nomination and do some more survey. This is a CLG grant funded project.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RFP

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) is seeking applicants for its Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship program. For  information about the fellowships and the VAF, go to the VAF website at: http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/

Grants of between $500 to $1,000 are available to qualified applicants in the following 5 categories: 

1.     Field...

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The Trust Board of Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve (NHR), based on central Whidbey Island and including Coupeville, has just announced that the organization is now accepting applications for the Ebey's Reserve Preservation Grants program. The grant program is a partnership of the Trust Board and the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) with funding provided by the Washington State Legislature. Applications to receive...

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The National Park Service (NPS) Technical Preservation Services (TPS) has issued its 2018 Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit program. Find the link to the press release here: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/federal-historic-preservation-tax-incentives-generated-7-4-billion-in-gdp-and-129-000-jobs-in-2018.htm...

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Beginning Monday September 30th, visitors to the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation's office in Olympia will notice major changes underway. The State Department of Enterprise Services (DES), which serves as the property management agency for state government, will begin a major rehabilitation project on our building including repair and securing of the sandstone veneer and repair of the original historic windows. Now called Capitol Court, the National Register of...

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State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Allyson Brooks and Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) staff are excited to welcome new DAHP staff member Sydney Hanson. Although a native of Spokane, Sydney comes to us via Madison where she worked for the Archaeology Program at the Wisconsin State Historical Society. She received her Bachelors degree from Central Washington University and Her Masters from Washington State University, both degrees in Anthropology. ...

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To follow up on the HPI FAQ we recently distributed, the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is happy to announce that we will be hosting a DAHP Academy for the Built Environment! Topics to be discussed include:

  • How to Complete a Historic Property Inventory Form
  • How to Evaluate Built Environment Resources for the National Register
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The WA State Department of Commerce (COM) has announced its search to hire a new Assistant Managing Director for its Growth Management Services office in Olympia. In this position, you will lead a team of committed planning professionals, helping strengthen Washington’s communities. Our office works directly with local governments, other state agencies and interested citizens to help find solutions to address local planning challenges and opportunities. Planners providing training and...

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The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) is supporting two free HAZWOPER training opportunities in partnership with the Yakama Nation, Colville Tribe,  Dept of Ecology, and the EPA, for local first responders and tribal members using HMEP Grant funds.The 40-hour course will be targeted toward all first responders or private organizations who would be interested in being involved in clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal or treatment of hazardous...

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The US Navy has posted its recruitment for a Tribal Relations Coordinator in the Environmental Business Line based at Bangor in Kitsap County. For more information about the position and how to apply, follow this link:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544423900 to the USAJOBS webpage.  The recruitment closes on 9/13/2019. 

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PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  5:00 PM September 20, 2019  FULL RFP

The City of Ellensburg seeks the services of a qualified Historic Preservation Consultant / Historic Architect, or related professional to assist the Community Development Department with occasional review of COA (Certificate of Appropriateness) applications, including the drafting of staff reports...

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The Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum is presenting walking tours along
“Olympia’s Women’s Suffrage Trail” on Saturday September 21, 2019 beginning at Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia starting at two times:  10:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Each tour will last about one hour and requires considerable walking. Attendees will receive a map at the beginning of the tour. The program is funded with support provided by the Washington State Women...

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The WA Department of Commerce (COM) has announced a call for projects to draw from the State's new Defense Compatibility Account. According to the COM website, the account was...

 Enacted in the 2019 legislative session, Substitute Senate Bill 5748 creates the Defense Community Compatibility Account (DCCA) to support necessary infrastructure near Washington military installations. The purpose of the account is to provide funds for compatible development projects that affect...

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In addition to the Defense Community Compatibility grant opportunity, the WA Department of Commerce (COM) also is accepting applications for Increasing Residential Building Capacity. This program results from the WA State Legislature's efforts to address the state's housing supply and affordability issue. This work can have direct impact upon and opportunity for historic housing units; historic districts; downtown and neighborhood commercial districts; adaptive re-use of historic...

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Registration is now open for the 30th Annual Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) Conference, set for October 22-24 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Organized by a consortium of Federal and State agencies (including Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP)), that fund and/or assist public infrastructure projects, this conference has grown to include hundreds of attendees plus 50 sessions, tours, dozens of exhibitors, and special events. DAHP is...

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Lakewood-based Partners for Parks is hosting a fun evening of food and bingo to help raise money to rehabilitate the historic Dairy Barn at the City's Waughop Lake Park. The party begins at 6:00 on Friday September 6 at the McGavick Center at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood. 

Now owned and managed by the Lakewood Parks & Recreation Department, the Dairy Barn is one of the last surviving structures that comprised the once sprawling farm complex developed by...

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