FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Notice the improvements while you are at the fair!
(Kitsap County, WA) - The Kitsap County Parks Department completed
two grants this year that Parks officials say have huge impact on the
environment and safety at the Kitsap Fairgrounds & Events Center. “The
projects completed in these two grants have helped us clean up the water
flowing off of the Fairgrounds and made the Fairgrounds safer for the over
200,000 people who visit it each year, including the 79,000 who visit during
the fair," said County Commissioner Ed Wolfe. "This is so important as we
continue to be the land of pristine waters and majestic natural beauty. The
natural side of Puget Sound." Commissioner Wolfe added.
This grant’s completion should significantly improve the quality of water leaving the fairgrounds both in terms of the turbidity and the level of fecal coliform bacteria from animal events and other nutrients that wreak havoc on the environment.
The second grant, provided by the Department of Agriculture focused on safety improvements to the Fair and Fairgrounds. This grant was for $100,000 with $50,000 of it being matched by the Parks Department . The match includes $30,000 in cash and $20,000 in-kind donations, including a volunteer labor match. Through resourcefulness, over 1,200 hours of volunteer labor, and over $25,000 of in-kind donations, staff and volunteers were able to complete 28 projects with this funding: Projects completed include the following:
For complete project reports, contact Jim Dunwiddie, Parks Director, at 360-337-5350 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about Kitsap County Parks Department visit their website at www.kitsapgov.com/parks. For information about the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede, visit www.thebigcountyfair.com.
August 18, 2015