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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Erica Guttman, of Washington State University Extension; (360) 867-2164 or ericag@wsu.edu

Workshop Series: Birds, Bees & Trees: Beautiful Landscape Solutions for South County Yards
Create a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape that will survive the rocky soils and cooler temps of South Thurston County.

OLYMPIA -Thurston County's Stormwater Utility is partnering with the Washington State University (WSU) Extension to host a free South County landscaping workshop series starting on Sunday, November 6 from 2-5 p.m.

The two-part series is aimed at helping South County residents create a beautiful landscape that will survive the rocky soils and cooler temperatures typical of Littlerock, Grand Mound, Scatter Creek and other South Thurston County areas.

The first workshop will cover which plants to choose, how to save on your water bill, how to attract the butterflies and birds found only in South County areas, plus instruction and materials for developing a landscape plan for your yard.

For the second workshop, which is optional, local landscape experts will be on hand to review your draft plan, offer feedback on ways to improve it for success and help you move your dreams for your yard into reality. The second workshop is set for Thursday, December 15 from 6-9 p.m.

The workshop is sponsored by the County's Stormwater utility and is free to all residents of unincorporated Thurston County.

WHEN: Part 1 - Sunday, November 6, 2-5 p.m.

Part 2 (optional) - Thursday, December 15, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE:Maytown Assembly of God
2920 Tierney St. SW, Olympia, WA 98512

MORE INFO: Call WSU Extension's Erica Guttman at 360-867-2164 (Leave your name and number).

REGISTER: Register online Here.

Thurston County's Stormwater Utility works to reduce flooding, erosion and the amount of pollution in stormwater runoff by providing residents with practical information on topics like landscaping. To learn more about the work of Thurston County's Stormwater Utility, go toThis Page.

To subscribe to a Stormwater Utility newsletter or email list, go Hereand select "Subscribe" from the bottom left side of the page.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3