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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Ann Marie Pearce, Thurston County Stream Team Coordinator, 360-754-3355 ext. 6857

Join Stream Team for Tree Planting along Allen Creek, November 3

Olympia- Stream Team invites volunteers to plant native trees and shrubs along Allen Creek on Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Scott Lake area of Olympia. Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs to help stabilize the bank and create habitat for wildlife.

The planting occurs rain or shine. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Stream Team will provide gloves, tools and refreshments. Youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Allen Creek is a fish bearing stream. Trees protect the health of streams and fish by providing shade, food and habitat and by reducing stormwater runoff and streambank erosion. The planting site is located downstream of the Scott Lake Community Center. For directions, please contact Ann Marie Pearce at 360-754-3355 ext. 6857 or visit Stream Team's website at www.streamteam.info

Stream Team is a volunteer-based program that helps protect and enhance local streams, creeks, rivers and other water resources in Thurston County. The program is sponsored by the storm and surface water utilities of Thurston County, Tumwater, Lacey and Olympia.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3