Greetings Neighborhood Association Members,
Could you please pass this along this information? This is a great volunteer opportunity to help empower residents and receive extensive free training in Green Stormwater Infrastructure. Also, a Stormwater Stewards site assessment is a great free service for homeowners looking to find solutions for managing stormwater drainage issues.
Stormwater Stewards are recruiting for the 2013 cohort!
View the 2013 Recruitment Packet HERE
Please pass this message along to anyone who might be interested. This year we’re adding new information and installation opportunities; it is going to be really awesome! All details are included in the Recruitment Packet. A print application is available in the packet, but folks can also apply electronically HERE.
You can read the press brief below.
Volunteers Sought for Unique “Stormwater Stewards” Program
Thurston County Stormwater Utility/Stream Team Program and WSU Extension are recruiting volunteers to train as “Stormwater Stewards.” The program works with local residents to help reduce pollution in our local waterways and Puget Sound from stormwater runoff.
Volunteers receive training in many aspects of on-site stormwater management including rain gardens, water-wise plants, sloped biodetention hedgerows, pervious pavements, vegetated roofs, and more. Trained volunteers use their new expertise to work in teams to provide guidance to homeowners who want to do their part to protect local waterways and Puget Sound.
Classes and hands-on field trainings will be held in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate work schedules. Landscaping professionals are also encouraged to take part in the volunteer certification program. The training dates are evenings on Thursdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13, and 20, with field days on May 19 and June 22 and 29.
To learn more and receive an application packet, contact WSU Extension’s Native Plant Salvage Program at Krista@nativeplantsalvage.org or 360-867-2166, or download the packet at www.nativeplantsalvage.org.
Looking forward to working with you all!
Peer-to-Peer Stormwater Education Coordinator
Native Plant Salvage Foundation