OLYMPIA - Learn how to maintain and inspect your neighborhood stormwater pond and meet reporting requirements at a free combined Thurston County and City of Tumwater workshop on Saturday, April 16.
The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road S.W. in Tumwater. Participants will visit a stormwater pond and practice filling out annual maintenance reports required by Thurston County.
Most residential developments built after 1985 have stormwater ponds and are responsible for maintaining them. Stormwater ponds are engineered depressions in the land where stormwater runoff gathers and either infiltrates into the ground or flows onward to another body of water. Well-maintained ponds help prevent pollution, flooding and erosion.
To register for the workshop, call 754-3355 ext. 6377.