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.