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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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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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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 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 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 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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In partnership with the Washington Trust, the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP),  is pleased to announce that funding is available for two statewide grant programs: Heritage Barn Grants and Historic Cemetery Grants. This will be the seventh round of grant funding available for owners of historic barns and the second round of grant funding for those with stewardship responsibilities over historic cemeteries.

The Heritage Barn Initiative established the...

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The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is saddened to note the passage of Les Eldridge of Olympia on 8/1/2019 at age 81. Everyone, especially in the Puget Sound basin and associated with public life, governmental affairs, public policy, and heritage knew, or knew of, Les Eldridge.  In addition to his active public life, Les was a highly regarded historian and champion of history and historic preservation in all aspects of his varied and colorful career. He was...

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The US Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is advertising for an Archaeologist based in the agency's Yakima Office. Closing date to apply is 8/19/19. Fom more information and application process, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541555500.

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After years of hard work and with your support, we finally were successful in establishing a new Washington State National Maritime Area in the largest public lands package in more than a decade. Led by Senator Cantwell and with the strong support of the Washington State Congressional Delegation, the John D. Dingell Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which added Washington State to the National Maritime Heritage program, passed the U.S. Congress and was signed into law in March of...

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The White River Valley Museum in Auburn is hosting a dedication event celebrating completion of restoration work at the historic Pioneer Cemetery on Thursday August 22 from 6 to 7 pm. This project was assisted by the State's Historic Cemetery Rehabilitation grant program. For location and more information about the event go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/2536621456400699/

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Hi All,

Old Wisaard is back up and that is what you should use. New Wisaard will not be launched yet. Thank you for your patience. We are working really hard with our contractor and it’s just not quite there yet.

Kim and Morgan

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Follow this link : https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540591000 for job description and how to apply. Submittals must be received by the Navy by 8/5/2019. 

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