The fall rains have arrived, softening up the soil so early October was good time to install needed drywells.The drywells will capture downspout water keeping it clean and out of two nearby barns. A sediment trap was installed to help insure longevity of the system.
An excavator was used to dig out two holes and to place drain rock in the geotextile lined holes. Drywells were needed in two places.
There was a surprise when the second hole was dug. There was an old, (guessing 1940’s) vehicle buried where we were digging. We dug up a lot of rusted auto parts including parts of a car frame and springs from the car seat. There were also old bottles present.
When we finished we capped off the sediment traps with grids and covered the area with additional drain rock. A generous neighbor has donated his time and some materials to realign the existing gutter and to route a new downspout over to the second downspout. This will put the finishing touches on the project. We are grateful!
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Featuring Pacific Mountain Workforce Council’s newly updated industry cluster study in which food production and agriculture are still a top 5 employer in the region. Because of this, a good deal of the conference content will touch on agriculture, including the follow breakout session.
The Chehalis Tribe will also be starting the event off with their Family Canoe, tribal drum and song, and with a presentation on their new Grand Mound Talking Cedars Brewery/Distillery development.