National Public Works Week

NPWW APWA Ready and Resilient


National Public Works Week is May 15-21!

Since 1960, The American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week. This year's theme is 'Ready and Resilient. Across North America, Public Works Departments use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing, and operating infrastructure at the heart of our local communities to improve everyday quality of life. 

Traditional activities celebrating the week are postponed until next year, but we do have fun ways your group can learn about Public Works.


Adopt-A-Spot

Adopt a Spot is a great way for children to learn about taking care of our planet Earth. Families, youth groups, and schools can volunteer to clean up litter by adopting a spot in Kitsap County. Groups can even adopt their own school. When you do, we provide bags, litter grabbers, gloves, and free garbage disposal. 

Girl scouts, cub scouts, and other youth groups have been a part of cleaning up litter in our community.

If your family, school, or group wants to adopt their own spot. Find a place on the map and sign up today at the Adopt a Spot website.


Schedule a Lesson

From 'Adopt-a-worm' to 'Salmon in the Classroom', there are many different lessons, projects, and programs that we bring to you. Browse through our selection of topics that focus on Sewer, Stormwater, and Recycling and Waste. Sign-up for a class today.


Schedule a Facility Tour

Take a tour of our facilities and learn how Public Works is caring for your every day. Come visit us!


Download an activity book!

We have a great activity book that helps children learn about what Public Works does to serve our community. It includes coloring pages, word finds, crosswords and many other activities.
Download your copy today!


Play the Public Works Game Show!

How much do you know about Public Works? Take our short quiz and learn about some of the things Public Works does every day. At the end you can enter to win a game show T-shirt! Go to the Public Works Game Show online or get started below!



Elementary Tour Day: video

Our Elementary Tour Day for grades 3-5 is temporarily on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check outthis video from 2019 for an inside look as students enjoy a tour and activities at the Public Works Annex.

Ever wonder what happens when you flush the toilet?

.Join Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder on a tour of the Central Kitsap Wastewater Treatment Plant and get a look at how the facility and personnel are working to keep Puget Sound clean. 

Spend a day with County road crews!

Commissioner Rob Gelder meets up with crews in the Kitsap County Public Works Road Department to learn about all the areas they are responsible for maintaining, and even gets hands-on experience on a paving project.