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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: January 8, 2010
Contact: Rhiannon Fernandez
Phone: (360) 337-7146
No: 2010-03

Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners Present a Low Impact Development Informational Workshop

What: Low Impact Development Workshop
When: Tuesday, January 19th (1:30 – 5:30 p.m.)
Where: Commissioner’s Chambers
Kitsap County Administrative Building
619 Division Street in Port Orchard
Contact: Rhiannon Fernandez, 360•337•7146

(Port Orchard) –  Low Impact Development (LID) is relatively new approach to land planning and engineering design with a goal of maintaining and enhancing the pre-development environment of our streams, wetlands, watersheds and marine waters. Kitsap County is hosting an informational workshop January 19th designed to explain the process and share ways to implement the process in local building projects. LID significantly influences land use development patterns primarily by protecting native soils and vegetation and reducing impervious surfaces. “We see many areas of standing water during the rainy season,” said Charlotte Garrido, Kitsap County Commissioner. “LID techniques change and improve all the time, and show promise for reducing problems like these,” Garrido continued. “Workshops like this help us share ideas about what works well, and explore options that can be effective here,” she said.

Kitsap County is a leader in LID strategies. “Our partnerships with the WSU Extension and the Kitsap Homebuilder’s Association has established us as leader in this area,” said Garrido. The free workshop is in the Board of Commissioner’s chambers in the Administrative Building on the Courthouse campus in Port Orchard from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 19th. Curtis Hinman, WSU Extension LID Specialist, is presenting the workshop. The workshop provides an overview of design guidelines, science, construction details, and practical experience needed to properly design, build and maintain LID practices. Elected officials, engineers, planners, landscape architects, local jurisdiction staff, and allied disciplines that plan, review, build and maintain LID projects are encouraged to attend.

Mr. Hinman is also the lead author of “Low Impact Development Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound,” a 258-page guide providing stormwater managers and building site designers with an understanding of low-impact development concepts and objectives, as well as specific management practices they can apply.

Additional Information:

Low Impact Development Workshop Flyer

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