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Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: September 22, 2010
Contact: Patty Charnas
Kitsap County Department of Community Development
(360) 337-4558,
No: 10-46

County to Recognize Carpenter Creek
Restoration Project

Legislators, Puget Sound Partnership and Local Advocates to Join Official Naming of "Stillwaters Fish Passage"

Port Orchard, WA)- The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will sign a contract to receive $2.7 million from a state capital budget appropriation to restore Kingston’s Carpenter Creek estuary at 7 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers of the Kitsap County Administration Building in Port Orchard.

The funds will be used to remove a fish-blocking culvert and build a bridge in its place. The project will restore natural tidal flow and allow fish passage into and out of the 30-acre forested estuary habitat. Since 2001, the restoration of Carpenter Creek has been a high priority for state and federal salmon recovery officials because of it providing critical habitat to endangered fish.

County Commissioners will also consider a resolution to name the new bridge “Stillwaters Fish Passage” in recognition of the continuous advocacy by Stillwaters Environmental Education Center of Kingston to promote the restoration of Carpenter Creek estuary and educate the public about the environmental benefits. The Commissioners plan on formally recognizing State Representatives Christine Rolfes and Sherry Appleton, Senator Phil Rockefeller and David Dicks, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership, for their support of the restoration project and efforts in securing funding.

For more information, contact Patty Charnas at (360) 337-4558.


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