Stories for Kitsap County

Water Quality stories support the Water Quality Program's activities. Some stories may fall under more than one category, and are listed accordingly.

 

Barker Creek: The Future of a Watershed
This small but important stream had persistently high fecal coliform levels. A multi-agency group came together to create the Barker Creek Alternative Futures Plan. Work done through this project resulted in improved water quality in the Barker Creek watershed by finding and correcting sources of pollution, and implementing several key farm plans and agricultural best management practices.
(Clean-up water pollution; Provide excellent technical and financial assistance)

Lakeside Life Lessons: A Community's Commitment to a Healthier Watershed
Long Lake, in Kitsap County, has been plagued with frequent toxic algae blooms and inundated with dense noxious weeds, making beneficial uses such as swimming, fishing, and boating almost impossible to enjoy. In 2005, with the help of Senator Bob Oke, Kitsap County received special appropriations funding totaling $950,000 to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for Long Lake. The plan addresses water quality impairments, provides public education and helps to promote individual responsibility for phosphorus source control throughout the watershed.
(Clean-up water pollution; Provide excellent technical and financial assistance)

Low Impact Development Stormwater Grant Program: City of Bremerton - Bremerton Parks and Recreation Department
Utilizing low impact development (LID) principles in Blueberry Park is an opportunity to convey important environmental values to students and the surrounding neighborhood of this actively used park.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Low Impact Development Stormwater Grant Program: City of Poulsbo - Caldart Avenue Stormwater LID Project
As part of a project to improve motorized and pedestrian safety on a portion of Caldart Avenue, which is in a rapidly growing neighborhood in the city of Poulsbo, the city installed low impact development (LID) elements to help retain and treat stormwater runoff.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution)

Masked Bandits Make Problems for Shellfish
What is the connection between raccoons and shellfish? One Kitsap Health inspector tells Ecology how he discovered a large raccoon population and why the Kitsap Public Health District thinks this is a much larger issue that needs to be addressed.
(Clean-up water pollution; Clean-up water pollution; Provide excellent technical and financial assistance; Prevent and reduce nonpoint pollution)

Poulsbo Cleans up a Lot on Liberty Bay
Samples of stormwater flowing into Liberty Bay from a parking lot in downtown Poulsbo showed large pollutant concentrations. With the help of an Ecology grant, the city was able to install stormwater tools to reduce the amount of pollution entering Liberty bay from the parking lot and beautify the downtown corridor in the process.
(Prevent and reduce point and stormwater pollution; Clean-up water pollution; Provide excellent technical and financial assistance)

 

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