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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Contact:  Chris Maun or Ann Marie Finan, Stream Team coordinators, 754-4681

Naturescaping class set for Feb. 18

OLYMPIA - Stream Team and WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Project will offer a free “Naturescaping for Water and Wildlife” workshop on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Yelm Community Schools Building, 107 First Street N. in Yelm.

Workshop participants will learn design ideas to attract more birds, butterflies, amphibians, and beneficial insects to home landscapes while reducing maintenance headaches and protecting water resources. Participants will also receive hardscaping ideas, learn how to minimize lawn areas and discover how to select drought-tolerant plants. A special emphasis will be placed on landscaping on tricky prairie soils. Participants will receive free handouts to help them create more attractive and sustainable landscapes.

The workshop is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, e-mail nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com or call 867-2166.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3