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Woodland Creek Pollution Reduction Project

Woodland Creek Study Area

The general study area is east of Woodland Creek along Martin Way to Marvin Road, including the Tanglewilde and Thompson Place neighborhoods.  It also includes an area west of Woodland Creek along 15th Avenue to Sleater-Kinney Road, including the Woodland Creek Estates, Westminster, Alonda Villa, and Midway neighborhoods.

The land use in the study area is mostly residential neighborhoods with some businesses along Martin Way. Much of the development occurred 20 to 40 years ago. Most of the homes have septic systems, and the lots are smaller than would be allowed under today‚Äôs regulations. The soils in the area are either extremely gravelly soil and provide little filtering of pollutants before the water reaches the ground water; or the soils drain very slowly causing septic system failures and stormwater runoff, which results in surface water contamination. The stormwater systems in these neighborhoods are outdated. Stormwater is piped or ditched directly to Woodland Creek, carrying bacteria and other pollutants with it.
 

Woodland Creek Study Area Map

 

Contact Us

 Staff contact: Larry Schaffner (360) 754-4106 E-mail: schaffl@co.thurston.wa.us

 

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