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The winners have been announced for the competition held last fall, asking residents to predict when Bell Creek would begin flowing for the season through the City of Sequim and into the ponds at Carrie Blake Park.
There were over 100 entries, mostly predicting a January start to the flow, as was seen last winter. However with the early-season storms, the creek began running on December 9, 2014 and has not stopped since.
Tobey Clark was closest in the adult category and predicted a December 12 start and a group of third graders from Helen Haller Elementary were closest in the children’s category with December 15 prediction.
Clark received a copper fish wall hanging dubbed the “Bellweather” award, created and donated by City of Sequim Utilities Manager Pete Tjemsland. The third graders were awarded tours of the City’s Water Reclamation Facility and Reuse Park for their winning entries.
To learn more about Bell Creek and the Stormwater Stewardship project, contact Ann Soule at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 582-2436 or visit the Interpretive Center at the City’s Water Reuse Park (500 N. Blake Ave.) on Wednesdays from 8—10 a.m. or Thursdays from 12—2 p.m. You can also visit the City’s website at www.sequimwa.gov for information, and sign up to receive emails on project updates at http://www.sequimwa.gov/list.aspx (choose email or text notifications for the “Surface Water Management” list).