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614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: August 30, 2012

Contact: Chris May, Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Program
360.337.7097 or

No: 2012-84

Reducing runoff and improving water quality is the subject for "green" community meetings in North Kitsap
Kitsap County is studying potential locations for rain gardens, bioretention swales and permeable pavement in Keyport, Indianola and Suquamish

(Port Orchard) - In September, Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management (SSWM) will hold three community meetings about “green” stormwater solutions in North Kitsap.  Green stormwater techniques, such as rain gardens and permeable pavement, manage stormwater on properties in a cleaner, more natural way.

“We look forward to working with the North Kitsap communities to identify projects that will result in healthier water in our streams and Puget Sound,” says Chris May, SSWM Senior Program Director.  “Last year, we prioritized stormwater improvement projects in Kingston, Silverdale and Manchester.”

The North Kitsap community meetings are:

  • September 6 at 6:30 pm - Suquamish Elementary School Library, 18950 Park Avenue NE in Suquamish

  • September 24 at 7:00 pm - Keyport Improvement Club, 15499 Washington Avenue in Keyport

  • September 26 at 7:30 pm - Indianola Beach Improvement Club, 19876 Indianola Road NE in Indianola

More information is available in the North Kitsap project newsletter here(

Watch an 8 minute “virtual tour” of Kitsap’s green stormwater projects here: (

About the Surface and Stormwater Management Program - The Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management (SSWM) Program protects people, property and natural resources by reducing flooding and stormwater runoff, conserving groundwater, restoring fish habitat, and preventing stormwater pollution.

For more information about the Surface and Stormwater Management Program, visit here (  


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