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Backyard Habitat Grants Now Available!

 Project Types

Backyard habitat completed project

These projects will help restore streams to natural conditions, improve fish and wildlife habitat, and stabilize banks:

  • Planting stream side areas with native plants
  • Removing debris
  • Removing undersized culverts, old dams or concrete structures to improve fish passage
  • Removing noxious weeds and replacing with native plants
  • Adding woody debris and stream gravel to enhance streams

Projects should emphasize physical implementation, and more project ideas are welcome.

Contact Carin Anderson at (360) 204-5529 Ext 22 or c-anders@kitsapcd.org for questions about the program and application process.  You can also request a site visit.  For links to the program brochure and application click on the NEWS tab.    Backyard Habitat Application


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Share the Doo!

Check out the new community page of Facebook, Doo For You: www.facebook.com/kitsapdooforyou/ . Kitsap folks can use this page to share information when they need manure or have it to spare!


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Plants & Manure Galore!

Doo for You and Plant Sale JM (1) TreeSale2014_MichaelBrianPeople throughout Kitsap will be busy in their yards (if the rain ever stops). Last Friday & Saturday (Feb. 28 & Mar. 1) were the pickup days for our annual Native Plant Sale.

Thousands of plants were reserved in January and plenty of enthusiastic folks turned up to collect their orders.

Several local native plant nurseries joined us at the Fairgrounds Sheep barn with additional plants for sale.

 

TreeSale_SunbreakIf you missed out on the native plant sale this year, join our plant sale mailing list to receive updates for next year’s sale.

You’ll need to provide your name, email and/or mailing address, and whether you’d like to receive the Plant Sale newsletter via email, mail, or both. DooForYouSign

 

Saturday was also our annual ‘Doo for You’ event, where we give out free aged manure from the previous year’s county fair.

Around 75 people showed up to collect free doo.

Kitsap’s Parks and Recreation department provided and operated a loader to fill the trucks, and KCD sent a staff member to hand out safety information and composting instructions to all of the participants.

 

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Kelly and Lenny: Ready to inform the public

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No truck? No problem! A shovel and buckets got the job done, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trucks of all colors, shapes, and sizes lined up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes, there was quite a long wait. But the people found ways to keep themselves entertained…

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…as did the dogs


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KCD’s 100th Rain Garden

We celebrated the installation of the 100th rain garden to be built through our cost share program last month at Olalla Elementary School. In addition to building the rain garden, the project introduced students to the benefits of rain gardens and issues surrounding pollution and stormwater.

We’ll continue to work towards our next hundred rain gardens with our Dig Day projects in 2014.

KCD Rain Garden Team Celebrates RG 100!

KCD Rain Garden Team Celebrates RG 100!

Thanks to all of the Kitsap landowners who collaborated with us on our first 100 rain gardens. Your kind cooperation is always appreciated!

Thanks to all of the Kitsap landowners who collaborated with us on our first 100 rain gardens. Your kind cooperation is always appreciated!

 

 


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Accepting 2014 Orders!

We have started accepting orders for the 2014 Tree Sale! First come, first served—so place your orders early for the best selection. Download the 2014 Tree Sale Newsletter to get more details & your order form!


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KCD Concrete Clinic – August 10, 2013

Here’s a chance to learn how to pour your own walkways or pads. Learn from experts!

KCD District Office – 10332 Central Valley Rd. Poulsbo
  • Learn how to: Calculate mix and amount needed for your project, form the area for the project, order the correct mix and amount, pour and finish the concrete, and cure the finished project.
    We will go over all these details before the real pour happens at about 10 AM. Live action after the truck arrives! The lessons learned will enable you to pour a small foundation for a walkway or pad for manure storage or other farm building areas.
    Call for a spot in this hands-on clinic


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Pics from 2013 Sale

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Get on the mailing list for next year’s sale! For more info, click the Newsletter tab above.


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You missed the DOO FOR YOU event! Aged Manure to Compost for your Garden

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KCD organized the annual event to make the aged manure from the fairground livestock available to you. We may try again in April for those who missed the first round.

Call us for questions. Jeff 360-337-7171 Extension 28.


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