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Phone: 360.337.4598

January 16
Contact: Val Koehler, Stream Team Coordinator
Phone: 360-337-4601
No. 07-03

Kitsap County Watershed Mini-Grant Awards Announced
Funding Available for Local Habitat Restoration Projects

Kitsap County's Natural Resource Division has announced the funding of seven Watershed Mini–Grant awards in 2007. The Watershed Mini–Grant program aims to support community efforts that protect local water resources and fish habitat through restoration and educational programs. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to groups for projects designed to benefit residents living in unincorporated areas of Kitsap County. Grant recipients in 2007 include:

  • Friends of Wilson Creek: Awarded $2,486 to fund the Wilson Creek Education and Enhancement Project. This project will provide outreach to local residents on best management practices by way of watershed seminars, native plant revegetation and bins for pet waste and compost.

  • Kiwanis Club of Central Kitsap: Awarded $2,500 to fund the Salmon in the Classroom project, providing transportation for local classrooms to conduct outdoor education on the salmon life cycle and habitat needs.

  • Stillwaters Environmental Education Center: Awarded $1,800 to fund Explorer Packs, providing access to learning tools, games and activities that facilitate watershed stewardship, health and protection.

  • Kitsap County Juvenile Department–Alternative to Detention Youth Work Crew Program: Awarded $1,200 to fund the Growing Tree Nursery and Enhancement project. This project will provide outreach to the Youth Work Crew through the installation and support of a native plant nursery at the Youth Service Center and Bremerton Watershed Nursery.

  • Clear Creek Task Force: Awarded $2,500 to fund the Clear Creek Boardwalk Signage project. This project will provide and replace weathered interpretive signage in the Clear Creek watershed along the boardwalk trail.

  • McCormick Woods Trails and Common Area Committee: Awarded $2,500 to fund the Deer Park Interpretive Trail project, providing a neighborhood compost station, interpretive signage and ADA accessible trails.

  • Kitsap Poggie Club: Awarded $700 to fund the Gorst Creek Access Bridge project, providing access to an educational platform to view salmon migration in the Gorst Creek watershed.

The program is funded by Kitsap County’s Surface and Stormwater Management and administered by the Department of Community Development. For more information on the Watershed Mini–Grant program, contact Val Koehler at 360-337-4601.

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014