Thurston County Stormwater Utility/Stream Team Program and WSU Extension are continuing our exciting new volunteer-based program to help reduce pollution in our local waterways and Puget Sound from stormwater runoff.
This is the second year we will be training “Stormwater Stewards” to serve as community resources for on-site stormwater management, and other low-impact practices including rain gardens, water-wise plants, sloped biodetention hedgerows, pervious pavements, vegetated roofs, and more. Trained volunteers will use their new expertise to work in teams to provide guidance to homeowners who want to do their part to protect local waterways and Puget Sound.
Classes and hands-on field trainings will be held in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate work schedules. Landscaping professionals are also encouraged to take part in the volunteer certification program.
Classroom sessions are scheduled in 2012 for Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.:
May 10, May 17, May 31, June 7, and June 21
Field sessions are scheduled for June 10, from 1 to 5:30 pm and June 23 and 30.
To learn more and receive an application packet, contact WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Program at Erica@nativeplantsalvage.org or 360-867-2164.
If you are interested in receiving a consultation from a team of 2011 Stormwater Stewards, please contact Erica at the email or number above.