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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Contact:
Jennifer Johnson, Thurston County PHSS at (360) 867-2577 or JohnsoJ@co.thurston.wa.us
Amber Smith, LOTT Clean Water Alliance at (360) 528-5742 or ambersmith@lottcleanwater.org

Celebrate Our Puget Sound at "P.S. I Love You" Festival June 14
Music, games, activities at Percival Landing and Olympia Center all day Saturday

Come celebrate Puget Sound through music, film, food and fun at the "P.S. I Love You," Puget Sound Festival in Olympia on Saturday, June 14. This free, family event provides fun and unique experiences to celebrate Puget Sound, plus hands-on activities will help community members learn about actions they can take to keep Puget Sound clean and healthy.

Festival activities will be at Percival Landing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at the Olympia Center from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Activities include two stages with live music and performances by the Oly Mountain Boys, Holy Oly Girls, Dana Lyons, Kim Archer, Che Oke Ten, One World Taiko, Pan Lego Steel Drums, Mukana Marimba and Morpho-Man. More than 25 booths will offer hands-on activities, and delicious local food will fill the park at Percival Landing. Storytelling sessions in the Harbor House and a variety of games and recreation opportunities like kayaking will also be available throughout the day. A sustainably designed little house will be on display, and the kids can crawl through the City of Olympia's Drain Dare.

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Sea Cinema kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with family fun and cartoons, followed by the family feature, "Happy Feet." In the Olympia Center, a variety of local short films begin around 7:45 p.m., and the evening culminates with a special screening of the film "Return of the River" about the Elwha Dam removal. Attendees will get a chance to meet the filmmakers during an interactive question and answer session.

This festival is a collaborative effort by a group of local environmental educators and is sponsored in part by a grant from the Puget Sound Partnership in conjunction with their "Puget Sound Starts Here" campaign. The "Puget Sound Starts Here" campaign focuses on getting people to act in ways that will help restore and protect Puget Sound. If each of the more than 4 million people living in the 12 counties that make up the Puget Sound region makes even one small change, the combined efforts will have a tremendous positive impact. More information can be found at www.PugetSoundStartsHere.org.

For festival information, including the day's schedule, visit www.psfestival.com. The "P.S. I Love You" Puget Sound Festival is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pugetsoundfestival and on Twitter at @PugetSoundFest.

WHAT: "P.S. I Love You" Puget Sound Festival

WHEN: Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE:
  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at Percival Landing, 405 Columbia St. NW in Olympia, 98501
  • 5:30–10 p.m. at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW in Olympia, 98501

For more information, please contact Jennifer Johnson with Thurston County Public Health and Social Services at (360) 867-2577 or JohnsoJ@co.thurston.wa.us, or Amber Smith with the LOTT Clean Water Alliance at
(360) 528-5742 or ambersmith@lottcleanwater.org.



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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3