FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apply for a Backyard Habitat
(Port Orchard, WA) Residents in unincorporated Kitsap County can receive a grant for stream restoration projects on private property. Grants typically range from $2,500 to $10,000. Applications can be submitted from October 15 to November 15, 2012.
Projects funded with Backyard Habitat Grants help restore streams to natural conditions, improve fish and wildlife habitat, and stabilize banks and reduce erosion. Individual landowners and local organizations are encouraged to apply.
Last year, seven grants were awarded for a total of $53,000. Five of the projects restored habitat in Dickerson and Chico Creeks.
“Because they love fish and want to preserve natural areas, neighbors along Dickerson Creek dramatically improved the health of the stream with their Backyard Habitat Grants,” says Carin Anderson, Backyard Habitat Grant Manager with the Kitsap Conservation District. “We are looking forward to more successful projects next year.”
To apply for a 2013 grant, contact Carin Anderson at (360) 337-7171 ext 22 or email@example.com or download the application from the Kitsap Conservation District’s web site, www.kitsapcd.org.
For more information
Click here for the Backyard Habitat Grants brochure.
The Kitsap Conservation District’s newsletter also describes some of the 2012 projects. (click here)
See photos of 2012 Backyard Habitat Grant projects on flickr.
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 www.kitsapgov.com/sswm.
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October 16, 2012