PROPOSED Thurston Co Airport

Hear My Voice…PowerPoint (a work in progress) –

NOTE: Sunwood Lakes has been changed to District 35.
We are no longer District 2.

There is now a website for Stop the Airport (Click here).

Sunwood Lakes Board submitted a signed letter along with signatures of homeowners that attended the October Board meeting Thursday night (I am not attaching the final copy with signatures for security sake.) This letter has also been sent to all of the Washington State Legislators. It will be sent to the newly elected representatives as we get current mailing addresses.
CACC is logging comments and answering questions to this email only: CACC@wsdot.wa.gov

Flyers to Distribute:

Click on flyer and save as on your computer.

Concerned about the proposal for an airport in Thurston County (Click here for more information and links) Contact your legislators, commissioners and voice your opinion. 

STOP THE THURSTON AIRPORT group (update) The following press release has been sent out by our publicity strategist Michele Horaney to 23 media organizations.

We will of course be contacting media in the future in various ways as we gather documentation of the cost of this airport to residents and the precious environment that we must protect.

MEDIA CONTACT: Michele M. Horaney APR
510.330.9640 michele.horaney@gmail.com
STOP THE THURSTON AIRPORT: Organizer/Spokesperson: Dawn Sonntag
stopthethurstonairport@gmail.com
STOP THE THURSTON AIRPORT’ LAUNCHES TODAY
October 17, 2022:
We are “Stop the Thurston Airport.”
And we officially launch our citizens’ advocacy group today, Monday, October 17.
We concerned citizens of Thurston County stand with
· Thousands of our friends and neighbors whose homes in Central Thurston County will be seized and destroyed.
· Hundreds of business owners who will lose their livelihoods.
· The Nisqually Tribe and Indigenous peoples who live here, who came before us, and whose lands and programs are threatened by this plan.
· Environmental organizations and advocates who have worked for decades to preserve species and areas in this region that still are under threat of extinction.
We say NO to
· Airport noise and traffic.
· Polluted air and water caused by commercial development.
· The sprawl of an airport and its auxiliary operations and warehouses.
· Destruction of Thurston County’s many natural gifts – streams, lakes, threatened animals, wooded lands – that can never be replaced.
Our citizens’ advocacy group supports a number of crucial information platforms about the proposed airport, its consequences, and what residents can do to stop the proposal:
· Website: https://stoptheairport.com
· Facebook Page: Residents Against a New Airport in Thurston County
· NextDoor: No to a Commercial Airport in East Olympia
· Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stoptheairport
BACKGROUND: Dawn Sonntag, chief organizer of “Stop The Thurston Airport,” started the organization and wide movement when she reached out to concerned residents who posted online about the airport proposal. Dawn and her family live in Central Thurston County, in the middle of the proposed airport site.

The Washington State Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) has announced it will work on public engagement for the foreseeable future, but has a hard deadline of June, 2023 to recommend one new airport in the South Sound.

“Stop The Thurston Airport” recognizes and plans to collaborate with the Coalition Against Graham and Eatonville-Roy Airports, which is concerned about two possible airport sites in Pierce County. Our organizations have similar concerns about an airport’s impact on our respective areas and on the South Sound overall.

Michele M. Horaney APR
Thought Leader Public Relations
PR: Strategy, execution, evaluation .Digital Marketing .Editorial/content strategy
Specialty: Advancing non-profit organizations to make a definite difference.
510.330.9640 MicheleHoraney@ThoughtLeaderPR.com

UPDATE EMAIL OCTOBER 14, 2022:

CACC Update:
This week, the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) has achieved a major milestone by submitting our phase 2 recommendations to the Washington State Legislature. The CACC was tasked with providing a recommendation for two options by October 15, 2022.Our phase 2 recommendations included:
Add capacity to Paine Field according to its Airport Master Plan (with potential for additional capacity), assume Seattle-Tacoma International Airport executes its Sustainable Airport Master Plan, and assist other airports interested in pursuing regional commercial service (distributed air service supported by emerging technology)
Continue to develop a greenfield site option with a two-runway configuration. Pierce County Central, Pierce County East, and Thurston County Central are the three greenfield sites remaining under consideration for a new airport, out of the 10 that were analyzed by the State’s consultant. You can see more detail about the recommendations here.
We’ve heard some questions this week, so we want to clarify that October 15 is our deadline from the Legislature, not a meeting. As part of our deliverables to the Legislature, we include a written report (the full report is available on our website), so Commission meetings typically occur several weeks before any Legislative deadline. In this case, the Commission meeting was held on September 23. You can view that meeting on our website. We post details about each meeting in advance on our website, including information on how to participate. Based on feedback we received this fall, we will also send information about upcoming meetings through the email list. We anticipate the next Commission meeting to be held in late winter or early spring 2023.
Thank you
Thank you to the thousands of Washington residents who shared feedback through our recent online open house, virtual public meetings, emails to the CACC team, or participation in CACC meetings. Your input was invaluable as Commission members developed this recommendation, and we will continue seeking input as the CACC moves forward. We reached out through this email list, social media, local and regional news media, Commission member outreach channels, and direct outreach to city and county governments, tribes, and community-based organizations. The community engagement report summarizing what we heard through the online open house and virtual public meetings is now available on our website, along with answers to questions we heard at the virtual public meetings. Background
Created by the state Legislature in 2019, with Commission members appointed by the Governor, the CACC is charged with providing recommendations to the Legislature for how to solve the forecasted shortage of capacity for commercial air passenger service, air cargo, and general aviation. You can learn more about the capacity issue here.
At the same time as the Commission advances its work, the State is conducting the Washington Aviation System Plan, working with a technical consultant to study the aviation system across the state and provide data for the Commission to use in its decision making.
As part of the recommendation approved by the Commission in September, the number of greenfield options provided by the consultant working on the Washington Aviation System Plan was narrowed to three based on the technical data available.
The Commission will now focus on community engagement and additional technical analysis to narrow the options down further in the spring of 2023. The opportunity for community feedback is now more focused on the greenfield sites. Prior to this, it was focused on existing airport communities as that list of options was narrowed.
Additional analysis the Aviation System Plan consultant will conduct on the three greenfield locations includes:
Airspace review – with assistance from the FAA Air cargo analysis
Additional environmental factor analysis
Transportation/access analysis Infrastructure analysis
Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimates
Next steps
The CACC will study technical data and solicit additional public input about these options between now and June 2023, when a final recommendation is due to the Legislature.
We will share information about how to provide input on our website and through our email listserv.
The CACC is logging comments and answering questions sent to the project email only: CACC@wsdot.wa.gov

Great letter from the Nisqually Tribe to WSDOT.

Important Update:

The Oct. 15 date to provide two sites was modified to instead provide two options. 

Additional analysis of the three greenfield sites is one of the two options.  

As part of the recommendation approved by the Commission in September, the number of greenfield options provided by the consultant working on the aviation system plan was narrowed to three based on the technical data available. The commission will now focus on community engagement and additional technical analysis in order to narrow the options down further in the spring of 2023.

The opportunity for community feedback is now more focused on the greenfield sites. Prior to this, it was focused on existing airport communities as that list of options was narrowed.

The Commission’s recommendations are as follows:

• Add capacity to Paine Field according to its Airport Master Plan (with potential for additional capacity), assume SEA executes its SAMP, assist other airports interested in pursuing regional commercial service (distributed air service supported by emerging technology)

• Continue to develop a greenfield site option with a two (2) runway configuration. Pierce County Central, Pierce County East and Thurston County Central are the three greenfield sites remaining under consideration for a new airport, out of the 10 that were analyzed by the state’s consultant.

CACC is logging comments and answering questions to this email only: CACC@wsdot.wa.gov

(map below of Central Thurston County proposed area – northeast of Tenino-notice Yelm Highway, Highway 99, Highway 507, railroads, Tenino, Rainier and Yelm)

CACC is logging comments and answering questions to this email only: CACC@wsdot.wa.gov

(Please be respectful when writing, and include as much personal info as comfortable when communicating potential impact)

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission

September 23, 2022 9:00 am

Download – Audio

The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission convenes for a virtual meeting. Agenda: Welcome, Agenda Review, Public Comment, Updates; WSDOT System Plan/Site Selection

Update; Options to Increase Capacity; Chair/Vice Chair/Staff Recommendation; Member Discussion/Questions/Vote; Next Steps; Adjourn.

https://tvw.org/video/commercial-aviation-coordinating-commission-2022091207/?eventID=2022091207&fbclid=IwAR1_Z3ukH16xwmtsKpfvN6CUz5EQFa9zWaDLY4o8v4B7hONJ1cIS1dXXkVU

Important Email update received October 7th from CACC

Email received October 7th from CACC

(Click or download document below.)

Email from CACC Chair October 7, 2022 – David Fleckenstein, Chair, Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission, Director, WSDOT Aviation Division

(Click or download document below.)

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission CACC@wsdot.wa.gov

CACC Contact information:
Christina Crea, Communications
CACC@wsdot.wa.gov
360-810-0902

Please share with your HOA’s, neighbors, friends, religious organizations, sports teams, anybody!

Response from CACC – (Click or download document below.)

Contact List: (click or download document below)

August 2022 (WASP) Washington Aviation System Plan: Screening, Process, Methodology and Results – FINAL (pages 8-11 show runway layouts and acreage required)

(Click below – maps of Thurston County on pages 20 and 21.) https://wsdot.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-09/WASP-Screening-Process-Method-Results-30AUG22-FINAL.pdf

Map of Thurston County with roads, towns, railroads for comparison.

If you are against the proposed airport location in Thurston County there is a petition that you can sign. 

Link:  Petition · NO large commercial airport in Thurston County! · Change.org

For more information and feedback there is a Facebook Group following this…

Residents Against a New Airport in Thurston County Facebook Group page

Flyer with Contact information How You Can Save Thurston County – (Click or download document below.)

Thurston County Commissioners (they have an email form, not addresses, these are the links to their pages. Click on send an email):

District 1 Caroline Mejia https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/bio-district-1.aspx
District 2 Gary Edwards https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/bio-district-2.aspx
District 3: Tye Menser https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/bio-district-3.aspx

Recent Letter sent to the CACC from Thurston County Commissioners (Emailed to me by Commissioner Gary Edward’s Office-Distcit 2).
(Click or download document below.)

Email from Commissioner Caroline Mejia – District 1
(Click or download document below.)

Email from Commissioner Menser’s Office – District 3
(Click or download document below.)

Email from Port Commissioner October 8, 2022

—–Original Message—–
From: Bob Iyall <BobI@portolympia.com>
Sent: Sat, Oct 8, 2022 11:21 am
Subject: Re: Opposed to Thurston County Site for new airport

Thank you for your comments, I lived in Sunwood Lakes in the early 1980s and know it is still a wonderful place to live. I will happily share your thoughts with others.

Bob Iyall
Port of Olympia
Commissioner

Response sent out regarding JBLM October 2022

June 23, 2022 Meeting PowerPoint document. (Best Life Thurston – County sites are on page 39 and 40 – and shows the possibility of one, two or three runway layouts for our area)
Click on link below.

PowerPoint Presentation (bestlifethurston.com)

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (1496 pages)
Online Open House and Virtual Public Meeting report
Prepared September 13, 2022

Page 4
Thurston County Central Concern about environmental impacts, it would serve a large population,
preference to use existing airports (including many references to Olympia Regional Airport), it would serve a low number of people, concerns about noise, another airport is not needed, general opposition, prefer another location, concerns about traffic, and maintain rural character

Thurston County South Concern about environmental impacts, it would serve a low number of people, it would serve a large number of people, prefer another location, general opposition, another airport is not needed, concerns about traffic, concerns about noise, it has good freeway access, and maintain rural
character.

(pages 825-913 Central Thurston + documents more info specific to Thurston County) see page 1475 & 1476 regarding CACC timelines

CACC February 2022 Report

(Click here for document.)

Federal AA: Airport Land Acquisition: Overview

(Click here for link to page.)

WADOT Managed Airport Planning

(Click here for link to page.)

WADOT: Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission

Find information on the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission, a group created by the Legislature to develop recommendations to meet Washington state critical aviation system capacity needs.

The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission was created by the Legislature and tasked WSDOT Aviation to provide staff support for coordinating and administering the commission and technical assistance as requested by commission members.

The CACC aims to recommend a single preferred location for a new commercial service airport by June 15, 2023. In addition to recommending a new primary commercial aviation facility, the commission will recommend additional ways to accommodate capacity needs at other facilities.

We are responsible, according to the Legislature (PDF 76 KB), for the administration of the commission’s work while providing technical support to the commission members. (Click link below for more information.)

https://wsdot.wa.gov/travel/aviation/commercial-aviation-coordinating-commission?fbclid=IwAR2JSkvRTHUZd7R85q63pQbHuyNRDm2EaoIRyqIMJ4Hzhg2W8_vTvIRIYoU

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission Online Open House report
PREPARED DECEMBER 22, 2021

WADOT: Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission commonly asked questions

(Click here for the page link.)

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission 2020 Report

(Click here for document)

The CACC began in October 2019 and is required to meet three deadlines:

  • Provide an initial list of six possible locations to the Legislature by January 1, 2021
    [Completed]
  • Provide a list of the top two locations by October 15, 2022
  • Provide a single preferred location recommendation by June 15, 2023
    The following excerpt from the legislation describes the overall task for the CACC.

Airport Land Acquisition

https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_compliance/relocation_assistance/land_acquisition_under_aip/overview

WSDOT-managed airport planning

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation is developing Airport Layout Plans (ALP) and Narrative Reports for 14 of the 16 State-Managed Airports located throughout Washington State.

Review the draft Airport Layout Plans for the State-Managed Airports. (Updated 5/17/2022). There is a Phase II draft of the Copalis Airport ALP ready for public comments. Send any comments on the Copalis ALPs to the State-Managed Airports Manager Paul Wolf at paul.wolf@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-709-8034.

https://wsdot.wa.gov/travel/aviation/aviation-plans-studies/wsdot-managed-airport-planning

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission

Find information on the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission, a group created by the Legislature to develop recommendations to meet Washington state critical aviation system capacity needs.

The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission was created by the Legislature and tasked WSDOT Aviation to provide staff support for coordinating and administering the commission and technical assistance as requested by commission members.

The CACC aims to recommend a single preferred location for a new commercial service airport by June 15, 2023. In addition to recommending a new primary commercial aviation facility, the commission will recommend additional ways to accommodate capacity needs at other facilities.

We are responsible, according to the Legislature (PDF 76 KB), for the administration of the commission’s work while providing technical support to the commission members.

Communication to the public and stakeholders will be crucial for CACC.

https://wsdot.wa.gov/travel/aviation/commercial-aviation-coordinating-commission

Washington State Legislative District Finder

https://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Sunwood Lakes has been re-districted to 35.

Email from Representative Marily Stricklands office with her recommendation below.

However, I encourage you to contact CACC directly with your concerns:
Washington State Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC)
Email: CACC@wsdot.wa.gov
Phone #: 360-810-0902
Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/…/commercial-aviation-coordinating…

In addition, you may wish to contact the Washington State Office of the Governor, which oversees all state boards and commissions:

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee
Phone #: 360-902-4111
Website: https://www.governor.wa.gov/…/contacting-governors-office

Daniel G. Griffey: “Hi everyone, thank you for inviting me to this page. If you didn’t know, I am a candidate for the House in the 35th, and I wanted to personally let everyone know I stand strongly opposed to this proposed international airport in Thurston County.

Please contact me on my cell 360-473-3295 if you’d like to discuss it.

I was on Outlaw Radio Network tonight and spent a chunk of my segment on air talking about this Airport. You can check out the livestream on their FB page to hear my thoughts on the airport at the 27:50 mark.”

https://pugetsoundblogs.com/outlaw-radio-kitsap/tag/dan-griffey/

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Travis Couture October 12 at 10:14 PM  · 

Hi everyone, thank you for inviting me to this page. If you didn’t know, I am a candidate for the House in the 35th, and I wanted to personally let everyone know I stand strongly opposed to this proposed international airport in Thurston County.

Please contact me on my cell 360-473-3295 if you’d like to discuss it.

I was on Outlaw Radio Network tonight and spent a chunk of my segment on air talking about this Airport. You can check out the livestream on their FB page to hear my thoughts on the airport at the 27:50 mark.

https://fb.watch/g9uUlZD7-D/?mibextid=vilDUR

—–Original Message—–
From: Julianne Gale <votejuliannegale@gmail.com>
Sent: Thu, Oct 13, 2022 5:28 pm
Subject: Re: Thurston County Proposed Airport(s)

Hi Walter and Jackie,

Good to hear from you again. As I said before, I’m 100% against the newly proposed Thurston County Airport. You are correct that the CACC did not make sufficient attempts to hear from impacted public. It’s often that state government does not make a serious attempt to listen to our community. That’s one of the very reasons I’m running for public office for the first time, to make sure our voices are heard in state government.

I actually just talked to the media (The Olympian Endorsement Board) today about it, and I would be happy to go on record with any other media you like.

Thanks for all you are doing to protect the community,

Julianne

Julianne Gale
Candidate for WA State Senate, 35th LD
www.votejuliannegale.com

House Transportation Committee

https://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/TR/Pages/MembersStaff.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2Ntwk0ys1yiodFNFZQQQElZ_HD2pAfEOTWnkLuO9YnLogTTlJGpUy7L9c

Best Life Thurston (has been attending CACC meetings for two years)

September 2022 News Tribune Article

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/community/puyallup-herald/ph-news/article265568961.html

RCW Acquisition of Property – Eminent Domain

A new airport in Thurston County? Local officials push back on unpopular proposal

The Olympian – October 2, 2022

Thurston County officials said they oppose a state proposal to create a new two-runway airport at a rural site southeast of Olympia.

The potential airport would be within a circular area that spans six-miles in diameter northeast of Tenino. A state commission tasked with identifying a site for a new airport decided to keep the so-called “Thurston County Central” site on a short list of options on Sept. 23, prompting renewed alarm by county officials. (for the rest of the story)…

Planning Guide 2 from AEF

(Click here for the document link.)

The Impact of Airport Noise on Residential Real Estate – Article

Clearing the air – Brooke Fisher

UW researchers, including professor Tim Larson, uncover previously unknown hazards of aircraft pollution (for the rest of the story click on link.)

SPI-Washington state identifies 6 potential sites for new airport

Jan 25th 2021

Washington – The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission released a report that outlines the future of the state’s aviation industry.

Among the report’s recommendations are a preliminary list of six sites for a future airport with expansion potential and a proposal to meet near-term aviation demand at two or more existing airports while the work to locate a new airport progresses. Current modeling projects that demand at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) will exceed capacity by 2027.

The six preliminary airport sites are Arlington Municipal Airport, Bremerton National Airport, Paine Field (Snohomish County Airport), Sanderson Field Airport (Shelton), Tacoma Narrows Airport (Gig Harbor), and Ed Carlson Memorial Field (South Lewis County Airport). These airports could meet some of the demand for air passenger service, air cargo operations, and general aviation.

Olympia Regional Airport and McChord Field possess potential for additional capacity, but both lack sponsor support, according to the report.

For the rest of the article…Click below

Washington state identifies 6 potential sites for new airport – (spartnerships.com)

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5370

(Click here for the entire bill.)

Residential exposure to aircraft noise and hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases: multi-airport retrospective study (2013)
(For the rest of the article…click here)

Living Near an Airport Could be Bad for Your Heart: SPH study links aircraft noise, cardiovascular disease (2013)

(For the rest of the article…click here.)

PLEASE CONTACT THE CACC WITH YOUR OPPOSITION COMMENTS:

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission CACC@wsdot.wa.gov  

(Please be respectful when writing, and include as much personal info as comfortable when communicating potential impact)

Thurston County Commissioners (They have an email form, not addresses, these are the links to their pages. Click on send an email):
District 1 Caroline Mejia
https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/bio-district-1.aspx
District 2 Gary Edwards
https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/bio-district-2.aspx
District 3: Tye Menser
https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/bocc/Pages/bio-district-3.aspx

Port Commissioners:
District 1 Joe Downing JoeD@PortOlympia.com
District 2 Bob Iyall BobI@PortOlympia.com
District 3 Amy Evans Harding AmyE@PortOlympia.com

City of Olympia Council:
Mayor Cheryl Selby cselby@ci.olympia.wa.us
Yến Huỳnh yhuynh@ci.olympia.wa.us
Dani Madrone dmadrone@ci.olympia.wa.us
Clark Gilman cgilman@ci.olympia.wa.us
Lisa Parshley lparshle@ci.olympia.wa.us
Dontae Payne dpayne@ci.olympia.wa.us
Jim Cooper jcooper@ci.olympia.wa.us

City of Lacey:
Andy Ryder, Mayor aryder@ci.lacey.wa.us
Malcolm Miller, Deputy Mayor mmiller@ci.lacey.wa.us
Carolyn Cox ccox@ci.lacey.wa.us
Ed Kunkel ekunkel@ci.lacey.wa.us
Lenny Greenstein lgreenst@ci.lacey.wa.us
Robin Vazquez rvazquez@ci.lacey.wa.us
Michael Steadman msteadma@ci.lacey.wa.us

City of Tumwater:
Debbie Sullivan, Mayor dsullivan@ci.tumwater.wa.us
Michael Althauser malthauser@ci.tumwater.wa.us
Peter Agabi pagabi@ci.tumwater.wa.us
Leatta Dahlhoff ldahlhoff@ci.tumwater.wa.us
Angela Jefferson ajefferson@ci.tumwater.wa.us
Charlie Schneider cschneider@ci.tumwater.wa.us
Joan Cathey jcathey@ci.tumwater.wa.us
Eileen Swarthout eswarthout@ci.tumwater.wa.us

City of Yelm:
James Blair jamesb@yelmwa.gov
Joseph Richardson josephr@yelmwa.gov
Joshua Crossman joshuac@yelmwa.gov
Holly Smith hollys@yelmwa.gov
Brian Hess brianh@yelmwa.gov
Line Roy liner@yelmwa.gov
Terry Kaminski terryk@yelmwa.gov

City of Tenino
Linda Gotovac lgotovac@cityoftenino.org
Elaine Klamn eklamn@cityoftenino.org
John O’Callahan jocallahan@cityoftenino.org
Jason Lawton jlawton@cityoftenino.org
Rachel Davidson rdavidson@cityoftenino.org

City of Rainier: George Johnson https://www.cityofrainierwa.org/user/366/contact
Tom Arnbrister https://www.cityofrainierwa.org/user/371/contact
Ron Kemp https://www.cityofrainierwa.org/user/376/contact
Dennis McVey https://www.cityofrainierwa.org/people/dennis-mcvey

Bucoda: bucoda@scattercreek.com

JBLM Training Area Maps and Enviromental Information – Sections 22 and 23 pages 45-48

Driving Around to get mileage since CACC’s documents and pictures are not real transparent on location for us. They are missing some of the main roads like Yelm Highway, Rainier Road and Spurgeon Creek Road which all appear to be within their 6 miles circle of impact. (See pictures below.)

This map is just a guess using their maps and using the railroad tracks and roads they have identified on their map and then utilizing actual mileage from driving around the roads to get an idea of what 6 miles really is,

Please realize the 6 mile circle will change when they finally identify what location they are targeting (we were informed that so far they have not had eyes on the locations). Of course, if the location is close to Yelm Highway the impact area will cover a good bit of Lacey and rural East Olympia. That is not including the roadway impact to get people / trucks for cargo to the airport. I used the 3 miles of Spurgeon Creen Road from Yelm Highway to Rainier Road (actual 3.3 miles but not a straight line) to get the radius of my circle (which may error on the side of being a little smaller than 6 miles). Remember they are talking an airport larger than SeaTac in area.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Please Note that this picture is an artist rendering of his interpretation of location and size (which in actuality would be the size of SeaTac or larger from CACC’s documents).

More maps for you to explore for information regarding our area…

Oregon Spotted Frog Habitat map

Thurston County Historic Barn District-if you know someone with a barn 50+ years old have them contact the historical society about it to have it placed on the register.

Trails and Railroad Tracks in Thurston + Counties

Train Tracks in Thurston County—notice where there are no train tracks?

Protected Thurston County

THURSTON COUNTY

Bald Hill NAP

This preserve protects an unusual number of habitats, plant communities and four state Sensitive plant species.

Mima Mounds NAP

This preserve protects the best remaining example of the unusual “mima mound” landscape.

Rocky Prairie NAP

This site preserves an example of the “mima mound” landscape, and native Puget prairie grassland.

Thurston County Land Use

Land Use Applications, Thurston County Building Development Center

I was curious about the history of Seatac. It all started with ground breaking in 1943. The area was FLAT farmland primarily. $1 Million from the federal government was offered to any local government that would undertake building an airport. This was considered part of the war effort. The poor state of the ground caused the project to go over budget. Here are some photos of the development of Seatac and the area now. Historic pre-airport photos are hard to find. Also an article: https://www.seattlepi.com/…/History-Sea-Tac…