FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Lamar Henderson
Public Information Officer
Boone County, MO
573-886-4312
lhenderson@boonecountymo.org

Boone County to hold stream care workshop

COLUMBIA, July 29, 2011 — Do you have problems with a stream running through your backyard? How do you reduce erosion in a natural channel? Are there products available that can keep grass in place and still provide a stable waterway? What permits are required to do work in your stream?

Homeowners with streams on their property are often overwhelmed with stormwater problems. Therefore, Boone County, in collaboration with our partners, will conduct a workshop to help answer your questions. Each workshop will provide guidance on how to best care for urbanizing streams without causing additional problems for your neighbors.

Join us for the Boone County Stream Care Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a charge of $20 for the registration. There is a limit of 30 seats, so call 886-4330 to reserve your seat today.

At the end of the workshop, homeowners will:

To stretch the grant funding as far as possible, a workshop fee of $20 is required. This will cover lunch, transportation to the demonstration site and all workshop materials. Space is limited and reservations are required. So call 886-4330 to sign up today.

Region 7, US Environmental Protection Agency, through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

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Media Contact:
Lamar Henderson
Public Information Officer
Boone County, MO
573-886-4312
lhenderson@boonecountymo.org