From Sandra Romero, Thurston County Commissioner –
OLYMPIA Turning cow manure, trap grease, and expired beer into renewable energy may sound like an urban myth, but in Thurston County we have the potential to make it a rural reality. On Thursday, March 14th, come to the LOTT Clean Water Alliance for Harvesting Energy. You will learn how, with an anaerobic digester, a community can not only produce energy, it can protect its air and water quality, help keep dairies operating, reduce the amount of waste in its landfills, and produce Grade A compost.
Inspired by the work done by Qualco Energy, a nonprofit partnership made up of dairy farmers, the Northwest Chinook Recovery, and the Native American Tulalip tribes; Thurston County is partnering with WSU Extension and the LOTT Clean Water Alliance to educate you about the potential benefits of bringing a digester to our community.
Qualco Energy Vice President Daryl Williams and Treasurer Dale Reiner will explain how community members and organizations in Snohomish County worked together to purchase and operate a digester. Youll have the opportunity to ask them questions and to network with others in Thurston County who are interested in nutrient management.
The event will be from 2:00pm 4:00pm in the LOTT Clean Water Alliance board meeting room in downtown Olympia. To RSVP or get more information, contact Becca Pilcher at email@example.com or (360) 786-5747. You can learn more about Qualco Energy and anaerobic digesters by visiting www.qualco-energy.org.
What: Educational event about anaerobic digesters
When: 2:00pm 4:00pm, Thursday, March 14th
Where: LOTT Clean Water Alliance, Board Meeting Room, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia.