PO Box 13324, Olympia, WA 98508 info@thurstonclimateaction.org

Where’s the Water: Streams, Salmon and Orcas

May 7, 2019 - 5:30 PM
Olympia Community Center
222 Columbia St NW, Olympia

Urgent factors face Thurston County’s water supply: longer, drier summers; shorter wet rainy periods; growing population; local streams that support fewer salmon; ground water reservoirs that can’t sufficiently recharge.

South Puget Sound, the Nisqually, Chehalis and Deschutes Rivers, and myriad lakes and streams offer Thurston County residents and guests wonderful water views and playgrounds. But, as Rochester resident Dale Grulke points out:
“You really don’t know how important water is until it’s not there anymore.”

Doors open for networking at 5:30 pm, program starts at 6:00 pm.

SPEAKERS:

NOVA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WATER QUALITY STUDIES

“HOW CLEAN IS YOUR STREAM?” ANN MARIE PEARCE, Education Outreach Specialist, Thurston County Planning Water Division

“WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH SALMON IN THURSTON COUNTY?” GABE MADEL, Fish Biologist, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

“CURRENT STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE SALMON HABITAT RESTORATION” KIRSTEN HARMA, Lead Entity Coordinator, Chehalis Basin Partnership Department of Natural Resources, Chehalis Tribe

“WHAT ARE WE DOING TO PROTECT OUR ENDANGERED ORCAS?” CINDY HANSON, Education Coordinator Orca Network, Whidbey Island, Washington


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