Volunteers Sought for New “Stormwater Stewards” Program
Thurston County Stormwater Utility/Stream Team Program and WSU Extension arerecruiting volunteers to train as "Stormwater Stewards." The program works with localresidents to help reduce pollution in our local waterways and Puget Sound from stormwaterrunoff.
Volunteers receive training in many aspects of on-site stormwater management includingrain gardens, water-wise plants, sloped biodetention hedgerows, pervious pavements,vegetated roofs, and more. Trained volunteers use their new expertise to work in teams toprovide guidance to homeowners who want to do their part to protect local waterways andPuget Sound.
Classes and hands-on field trainings will be held in the evenings and on weekends toaccommodate work schedules. Landscaping professionals are also encouraged to take part inthe volunteer certification program. The training dates are evenings on Thursdays, May 10,17, 31, June 7 and 21, with field days on June 10, 23, and 30.
To learn more and receive an application packet, contact WSU Extension’s Native PlantSalvage Program at Erica@nativeplantsalvage.org or 360-867-2164.
If you've got some free time over this winter break come join us for some holiday rain garden planting parties! We've got thousands of beautiful native and water wise plants and we need your help to get them into their new homes in Belfair, WA.
There will be van leaving from the Thurston Co. WSU Extension Office at 9:00am on December 21st, 22nd, 29th and 30th, as well as January 4th and 5th. The planting will take place from 10:00am to 3:30, though arrangements can be made for later/earlier departure times depending on volunteers' schedules. Please let us know if you are coming by signing up here:
You can also sign up for one or more of these events on our website:
On the upcoming events page there is a link for online registration, hope to see you soon!