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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Chris Maun, Thurston County Water Resources Education Specialist at

Apply for WIN! Youth Service Projects by June 15
Local youth groups can earn $300 for environmental restoration projects

The Thurston County Water Resources Division is now taking applications from local youth groups and clubs for 2015 projects with the Work Involvement Now program—WIN! But hurry, project applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 15.

Local non-profit youth groups and clubs that receive approval for their WIN! project and provide a minimum of 40 total hours of labor will earn a $300 stipend. Groups must have a minimum of 10 youth participants who are between 10 and 18 years old, and groups must show sufficient adult leadership to be eligible to apply.

The WIN! program engages youth groups to help protect local water resources, including area creeks, streams, parks and Puget Sound. Typical projects will involve trail maintenance and pruning, spreading wood chips, removing invasive weeds, and planting native trees and shrubs. Tools and supplies are provided for projects, which typically are done on weekends.

There are a limited number of project slots available for 2015, so youth groups are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To download a WIN! program application, go to www.co.thurston.wa.us/waterresources/win.htm. For more information about the WIN! program, contact Chris Maun, Thurston County Water Resources Education Specialist, at MaunC@co.thurstonwa.us or (360) 754-3355 ext.6377.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3