Stream Team partners seek volunteers to act as stormwater stewards

OlympianApril 21, 2014 

The South Sound's regional Stream Team partners - the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County—along with Washington State University (WSU) Extension, are recruiting volunteers to train and serve as stormwater stewards.

The program works with local residents to help reduce pollution in our local waterways and Puget Sound from stormwater runoff.

Volunteers will receive training in on-site stormwater management including rain gardens, water-wise plants, pervious pavements, and vegetated roofs.

Trained volunteers work in teams to give guidance to homeowners who want to help protect local waterways and Puget Sound.

Classes and hands-on field trainings will be in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate work schedules.

Landscaping professionals are also encouraged to take part in the certification program.

The training dates are Thursday evenings in May and June, beginning May 8, with field days on June 21, 28 and July 12.

Applications are due by April 28, and training scholarships are available.

To learn more, download the recruitment packet and application at, or contact WSU Extension at or 360-867-2167.

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