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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: September 29, 2011

Contact: Peg Tillery, Beachwatcher and Shoreline Educator
WSU Kitsap County Extension
360.337.7224 or
No: 2011-076

Attend Kitsap's Largest Symposium on Water Issues

(Port Orchard, WA) - Learn how to grow shellfish in your backyard, create salmon habitat, and plant native plants in your garden. These are some of the water topics featured at a two-day event called “Water Courses – Connecting West Sound.” With over 36 speakers, this symposium is one of the largest educational events held about water issues in Kitsap County.

Friday, October 14, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Naval Undersea Museum Auditorium, Keyport

Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Keyport Community Church, Keyport

In the first day, local scientists will present research and information about restoration projects in the West Sound. Agencies, environmental organizations, and scientists may find the information useful. In the second day, attendees can choose from a range of workshops, including how to harvest and preserve food from the sea, select plants for your yard, conserve energy, and take action to improve the overall health of Puget Sound. You can also learn more about our region’s wildlife. The symposium is family-friendly and open to the public.

Day 1: Science Symposium
Some speakers include:

  • Joe Gaydos, Sea Doc Society
    Keynote speaker

  • Jill Bradenberger, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Sampling sediment cores for Hood Canal and Sinclair/Dyes Inlets

  • Trevor Swanson, Department of Ecology
    TMDL and Water Cleanup in Liberty Bay

Day 2: Workshops
Some speakers include:

  • Jennifer Hopper, Taylor Shellfish
    Growing Clams & Oysters in our Backyards

  • Jeff Adams, Washington Sea Grant
    Sea Veggies – Great Nutrition from Nature’s Aquatic Garden

  • John Williams, Still Hope Productions
    Our Underwater Neighborhood – A Video Tour

An event schedule and registration information is available on WSU Kitsap County Extension’s website:

Cost for the event (includes lunch and beverages):

  • $30 for October 14 science symposium

  • $25 for October 15 workshops

  • $45 for both days

WSU Kitsap County Extension and Washington Sea Grant coordinated this two-day seminar.

To view a flyer for the event, click here

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