Contact: Val Koehler, Stream
Kitsap County Watershed
Mini-Grant Awards Announced
Funding Available for Local Habitat
PORT ORCHARD, WA—Kitsap
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:
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.
Education Center: Awarded $1,800 to fund Explorer Packs, providing
access to learning tools, games and activities that facilitate watershed
stewardship, health and protection.
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.
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
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