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Phone: 360.337.4598


Date: January 7, 2013

Arno Bergstrom
Washington State University Kitsap County Extension
Phone: (360) 337-7225

No: 2013-001

Make a difference in Kitsapís forests and streams
The Forest/Stream Stewardship training begins on January 25th

(Bremerton, WA) If you want to help improve Kitsapís forests and streams, consider volunteering as a Forest/Stream Steward. Training begins on January 25 and involves in class discussions and outdoor field training.

Volunteers will learn about streams, fish, wildlife, and forests and how to care for them. After training, volunteers can participate in projects such as monitoring stream health, removing noxious weeds, and planting along stream banks.

Arno Bergstrom, Stream Stewards program manager, says ďAs a Stream Steward volunteer, you can help improve the environmental quality of the Kitsap community. Youíll have the opportunity to learn about Kitsapís water quality problems and solutions from local experts.Ē

Stream Stewards training will take place at the Norm Dicks Government Center; Room 406, 345 6th Street in Bremerton. The training costs $40 which covers the cost of class materials.
Classroom sessions are on the following Fridays:

  • January 25, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • February 1, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • February 8, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • February 15, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • February 22, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

In addition to these classroom sessions, there will be outdoor field training on three Saturdays in February and March.

For more information or to register, visit WSUís website at Photos of previous Stream Stewards trainings are available here.

The Stream Stewards program is funded by the Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program (SSWM). The SSWM Program protects people, property and natural resources by reducing flooding and stormwater runoff, restoring fish habitat, and preventing stormwater pollution. For more information about the Surface and Stormwater Management Program, visit


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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014