Thurston County Chamber set to discuss Capitol Lake at July forum

The future of Capitol Lake is the subject of the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce’s July forum.

The lunch forum is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9 at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia.

Dr. Dave Milne, a water quality expert and a former professor at The Evergreen State College, will talk about the impact of Budd Bay Inlet and Capitol Lake on water quality within the Deschutes Urban Watershed. Denis Curry, management consultant and economist, will discuss the cost and impact of either removing the dam at Capitol Lake, or managing the lake and urban watershed.

Their comments will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. Capitol Lake Improvement and Protection Association board members also plan to attend the forum.

If you go: general admission costs $30; prepaid chamber members pay $20; and it’s $25 for members at the door. The cost to attend includes lunch.

For more information, go to www.thurstonchamber.com or call 360-357-3362.