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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 9, 2011
Contact:
Chris Maun, Thurston County Stream Team coordinator, 754-3355 ext. 6377

Stormwater pond workshop set for Sept. 17


OLYMPIA -- Before winter rains begin, 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, Sept. 17. 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 two representative stormwater ponds and practice filling out annual maintenance reports required by Thurston County. Tumwater City guidelines will also be available.

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 flooding and pollution, and protect property values.

To register for the workshop, call 754-3355 ext.6377 or e-mail maunc@co.thurston.wa.us.

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3