November 6, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Anna Bachmann
Jefferson County Public Health
Chimacum & Ludlow Creek Basins Public Open House
Port Townsend - The Jefferson County Water Quality Department, in collaboration with the Jefferson County Conservation District, North Olympic Salmon Coalition and Jefferson Land Trust will be holding a public open house for Chimacum, Hadlock and Port Ludlow residents. This event is scheduled Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at the Tri-Area Community Center (corner of Highway 19 & West Valley Road in Chimacum) at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be on hand and free water conservation gifts and information will be available for attendees.
The open house will feature information and Q&A with the staff from these agencies and organizations who will be on hand to provide updates on what’s been happening to protect water quality, salmon, habitat, and agriculture in Chimacum and Ludlow Creek. Highlights of the Open House will be:
- Mike Dawson & Anna Bachmann of Jefferson County Water Quality and Glenn Gately of Jefferson County Conservation District will provide the findings on monitoring for bacteria pollution, implementing agricultural Best Management Practices and the status of septic systems in Chimacum & Ludlow Creek basins.
- Latest information on salmon in Chimacum Creek from Sarah Doyle of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition.
- Updates from Sarah Spaeth of the Land Trust on efforts to protect open space, habitat, and agriculture in the Chimacum basin.
- Information on the USDA Rural Assistance Program and Craft3 programs providing financial resources for septic system repairs in this area.
This open house is part of a project, funded by the Washington State Department of Ecology, which conducted sanitary surveys and regular monitoring of Chimacum and Ludlow Creeks for bacterial pollution and other parameters affecting the health of people and the environment. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions at the open house.
For more information on the Open House on November 16th, contact 360-385-9444.
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