Northwest NEWS

October 30, 2000

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Improve water quality at your lake and get a tax savings

All Snoqualmie Valley lakeside residents are invited to attend a community meeting about lake stewardship put on by the Lake Margaret Community Purposes Club and Wetnet of Audubon-WA. Presentations will include water quality measurement of Lake Margaret by volunteer lake monitor Doug Johnson; examples of the Public Benefit Rating System, a property tax savings program for landowners who conserve habitat; garden designs by landscape designer Brian Bodenbach; and a presentation on lake management districts.
   Wetnet has been helping lake groups deal with the complex issues of habitat, wetlands and shorelines. All these help with maintaining good water quality in lakes and thereby keep up property values and quality of life.
   The meeting is Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Cherry Gardens Community Club, 16600 NE Kelly Road, 4.5 miles east of Duvall at the intersection of NE Cherry Valley Road and NE Kelly Road. Informal discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. and the presentations will go from 7-8:30 p.m. Funded by King County WaterWorks.