PUGET SOUND: 'Storm Stewards' to fight water pollution

WSU Extension, the Thurston County Stormwater Utility and Stream Team are launching a new volunteer-based program to help prevent stormwater pollution and flooding problems in our local waterways and Puget Sound.

The new “Storm Stewards” program will begin training volunteers May 26 in many aspects of on-site stormwater management, including rain gardens, water-wise plants, pervious pavements, vegetated roofs, and more. Trained volunteers will use their new expertise to work in teams to provide guidance to homeowners who want to do their part to protect local waters.

Classes and hands-on field training sessions will be held in the evenings and on weekends, and landscaping professionals are encouraged to take part in the volunteer certification program.

To learn more and receive an application packet, contact WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Program at Erica@nativeplantsalvage.org or 360-867-2164.