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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Ann Marie Finan, Thurston County Stream Team assistant coordinator, 357-2491 ext. 6857

Help Stream Team monitor water quality

OLYMPIA – Are you looking for a great way to volunteer and possibly get your feet wet? Stream Team is looking for volunteers to help monitor local streams for macroinvertebrates (stream bugs). Stream bugs provide valuable information regarding water quality and they are fun to collect and examine.

Volunteers are invited to attend a training session on Thursday, June 28 or Wednesday, July 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The sessions will be held in the A/B room on the second floor of the Thurston County Roads and Transportation Building , 2404 Heritage Court in Olympia.

The training will cover the rationale for biological monitoring, the sampling protocol, and local data. Trained volunteers will then sign up for one or more summer monitoring days. Registration is required. Please call Ann Marie Finan at 754-3355, ext. 6857.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3