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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 2, 2020
Kelsey Mae Crane, Education and Outreach Specialist, (360) 867-2490, or

Free Stormwater Workshop for HOAs, Residents and Property Managers
Learn how to budget for and meet annual requirements for neighborhood stormwater ponds!

OLYMPIA – Homeowners Associations, residents, and property management companies who are responsible for inspecting and maintaining stormwater ponds and other types of privately-owned stormwater systems are invited to a free workshop on Saturday, March 21. The workshop is co-hosted by Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater.

What: Free Stormwater Pond Maintenance Workshop for HOAs, Residents & Property Managers
Where: South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia, WA 98512 Building 35, Room 251
When: Saturday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Registration: Sign up online at
*Registration open until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

Participants will learn about stormwater inspections and maintenance requirements, discuss best practices for budgeting and planning, receive takeaway resources and information sheets, and get connected to city and county staff who can assist with technical advice. The workshop also includes on-site and hands-on field visits to stormwater ponds and other drainage systems for question-and-answer sessions.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. Reserve your space today at: Coffee and snacks provided!

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3