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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 10, 2010
Contact:
Chris Maun Stream Team Coordinator (360)754-3355 ext.6377

Naturescaping field class set for May 15


Stream Team and WSU Extension's Native Plant Salvage Project will offer a free "Naturescaping for Water and Wildlife" field class on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class will begin at the First Methodist Church located at 1224 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia and then continue with a bus tour of select local gardens.

The field class will feature detailed, hands-on information about how to incorporate beautiful native plants and other drought-tolerant plants into your landscape to attract birds and butterflies and nurture a healthy environment. Participants will learn how to landscape on compacted soils, slopes and other tricky spots; reduce unnecessary lawn; deal with drainage problems; and manage stormwater runoff on their property. Other topics include water-wise ideas for outdoor living spaces and selecting plants for all four seasons.

Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For details and registration call 360-867-2166 or e-mail nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com.

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3