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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 15, 2015
Chris Maun, Thurston County Water Resources Education Specialist at

Get Water-Wise Garden Tips at Naturescaping Class May 30
Learn innovative landscaping techniques from local experts at free workshop

Join local landscaping experts on Saturday, May 30 to learn how to save both time and money in your garden, all while protecting the region's most precious resource—water.

"Naturescaping for Water & Wildlife," is a free landscaping class sponsored by Stream Team and WSU Thurston County Extension where you can get water-wise tips, tricks and tools from seasoned horticulture experts Linda Andrews, a professional landscape designer, and Erica Guttman of Washington State University. Topics include landscape planning and design, managing drainage, slopes and other trouble spots, attracting birds and butterflies, and selecting water-wise plants for all four seasons, plus lots more water-wise wisdom.

The May 30 naturescaping class will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Olympia. A classroom session will be followed by a field trip to local private gardens, and bus transportation will be provided. The class is free, but advance registration is required as space is limited.

To register for the May 30 naturescaping workshop, call (360) 867-2167, or visit http://StreamTeam.info and click on the calendar tab under "Get Involved" to find the May 30 event registration.

WHAT: FREE! Naturescaping Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: First United Methodist Church of Olympia at 1224 Legion Way SE in Olympia, 98501

Stream Team is cooperatively sponsored and funded by the storm and surface water utilities of the Cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater and Thurston County. To learn more about Stream Team and the Stream Team partners, visit http://StreamTeam.info.

To learn more about the Native Plant Salvage Project or other WSU Thurston County Extension programs, visit http://ext100.wsu.edu/thurston. WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3