Welcome to the Bigelow Highlands Neighborhood Association (BHNA)! The association strengthens ties among the people in our neighborhood, and between our neighborhood and the City of Olympia. We welcome all residents, renters, property owners, and business owners in our area as members of this non-profit organization.

The neighborhood association boundary runs from Fir Street to Puget Street, and Yew Avenue to Fourth Avenue.

BHNA does not and shall not discriminate. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all BHNA neighbors.

Next Meeting

August 29, 2022

6:30 p.m. on Zoom. To join, e-mail the BHNA president for login information.

Everyone Welcome!

Community Orchard Work Party

July 30, 2022

Join your neighbors to help care for the community fruit trees at the Capital Vision Church. We'll do some weeding around the trees and spreading bark. No experience necessary. Tools provided but if you have your own, feel free to bring them.

The hearty neighbors pictured above came out in the winter at the last work party. Thank you: Martin Third, Derek Bruhn, Tyler Brown, Meghan Leishman, Bob Peller, Birgitta Bruhn, and Brian Matt!

Annual Block Party

August 2, 2022

Come meet your neighbors, eat some good food, and listen to music at this early evening event in conjunction with National Night Out.

Free Fruit!

The trees at the community garden at Capitol Vision Community Church include apples, pears, and plums, and they are free for neighborhood members to harvest.

Apple pie anyone?

We also need volunteers to care for them regularly. Duties include watering and light tree care. If interested, please e-mail BHNA president.

Little Free Libraries

We hope you have noticed the new Little Free Libraries in the neighborhood. BHNA, using grant funding from the City of Olympia, purchased supplies to build four Little free libraries. Neighbors Bob Peller and Marj Shomshor put them together.

You can find the free libraries the following locations:

  • 1600 block of Prospect Avenue NE

  • 800 block of Bethel Street NE

  • On Thurston between Fir and Turner

  • 1200 block of Glass Avenue NE

Feel free to take a book, donate a book, or both!

Photo by Iñaki del Olmo on Unsplash


Give A Helping Hand,
I Mean Bag, to Those in Need

Have some canned goods you don't want? How about an extra jar of peanut butter? The Thurston County Food Project makes it easy for you to donate to those who are going hungry. Did you know that 1 in 7 Americans struggle with hunger, and a third of those are children. It's easy to help.
E-mail Gail to join the Green Bag Brigade. We give you a bag. You fill it with as much nonperishable food as you want. Every 2 months, we pick it up and leave a bag for next time.

Be in the Know

Join our mailing list to receive news releases from the city about events and projects and information about BHNA. To join, e-mail BHNA President.

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