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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 30, 2010
Chris Maun, Thurston County Stream Team coordinator, 754-3355

Stormwater pond workshop set for September 11th

OLYMPIA - Before the impending winter rains begin, citizens can learn how to maintain and inspect neighborhood stormwater ponds and meet reporting requirements at a free workshop on Saturday, September 11th.

The workshop, sponsored by Thurston County and the City of Tumwater, takes place from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road S.W. in Tumwater. Participants will visit a stormwater pond and practice filling out annual maintenance reports required by Thurston County.

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 pollution and flooding and protect property values.

To register for the workshop, call 754-3355 ext.6377.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3