OLYMPIA – Saying it will take efforts from everyone to protect the natural resources of this area and the rest of the planet, Thurston County Commissioners are issuing a proclamation in honor of Earth Day, April 22nd. In part, the proclamation reads, "Thurston County citizens, staff, and elected officials are working closely with federal, state, local, and tribal governments, and with non-governmental organizations to develop and implement regulations and ordinances specifically designed to preserve and improve Thurston County's fragile ecosystems and quality of life." The adoption of the proclamation, along with special ceremonies, will be part of the Commissioner's regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday afternoon.
As part of the event, Commissioners will recognize the efforts of several county groups including Streamteam, the Thurston County Planning Commission and the Master Recyclers program. A certificate will be presented to the groups from the commissioners, thanking them for their work.
There will also be a special tree planting ceremony on the county campus involving children from area schools.
The public is invited to attend the ceremonies. The Thurston County Commission meeting begins at 2 pm on Tuesday in Room 280 of Building One of the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia.