Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department's blog about the environment and how it affects us.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Dive into Your Neighborhood
Whether you live in town, a cul-de-sac in a suburban neighborhood, or in a rural area outside of town - you are part of a watershed. The water that runs off of your driveway, rooftop, and yard makes its way into the nearest like, river or storm drain and, for most of us, eventually into Puget Sound. This is one way that our daily activities can help or harm the health of Puget Sound.
Thurston County Public Health Department 412 Lilly Rd. NE Olympia, WA. The tour
travels throughout Henderson and Nisqually Watershed.
of the Henderson and Nisqually Watersheds (There is a waitlist for
non-residents who can join the tour if there is space.)
Register here or call
Melissa Sanchez: (360) 754-3588 x105
Registration deadline is May 10, 2015.
Join us aboard a luxury tour bus for a fun and
interactive experience in the Henderson and Nisqually Watersheds. The tour
includes free local food, shellfish tasting, gardening & lawn care tips and
more! Join your neighbors and learn about exciting things happening in YOUR
neighborhood. The tour begins with refreshments and check-in at
Thurston County Public Health Department, where we will uncover some of the
mysteries of septic tanks. We’ll stop at several locations in Henderson and Nisqually
watersheds to understand where our water comes from, where it goes and how our
choices affect it. Join the tour for local beverages, shellfish
tasting, music and more! Once we’re back
at the Health Department, you can sign up for Clear Choices and take home free
native plants, fertilizers, compost and other items to help protect water
quality for all of us.
Priority signups are for people who live in the Henderson or Nisqually Shellfish Protection Districts. Not sure if this means you? View the map below. People who sign up from outside of the two watersheds are place on a wait list. We'll let you know a few days before the tour if there is room for you and your guests. Spaces will fill up fast for this free family-friendly event. Register today!