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THIS THURSDAY:
“Harvesting Energy: Get the Scoop on Cow Poop!”

From Sandra Romero, Thurston County Commissioner –
Press Release:

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 pilcher@co.thurston.wa.us 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.

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