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Kitsap Watershed Stewardship Programs

Program Contact: Water Stewardship Program Coordinator
(360) 337-7157 x6272

Shore Friendly Kitsap is a program to assist marine shoreline homeowners who are interested in voluntarily removing all or part of their old bulkhead to improve shoreline health. This video celebrates the homeowners who are enhancing Puget Sound with their shoreline property!

Deepen your connection to the incredible natural wonders in Kitsap County!


We bring you affordable classes that take you outside to explore our region’s fresh and salt water ecosystems and our relationship with them. Begin your adventure in lifelong learning and adventure with local experts and peers who share your interests. Our non-credit classes are open to the public, and once you’ve take a training you may choose to volunteer in many of the fun and diverse activities available around Kitsap County.

  • Stream Stewards – learn about local watersheds and freshwater ecology; help teach others about their conservation and restoration; participate in stream restoration, sampling, and tree planting
  • Beach Naturalists – discover, monitor, and help teach others about the Salish Sea and the many critters who inhabit our shores
  • Salmon Docents – learn about Puget Sound’s iconic salmon species and share your knowledge as a streamside Salmon Docent at the annual Kitsap Salmon Tours events

We also offer community education to help you understand our environment and your role in helping protect water resources!

  • Septic Sense Workshops – learn how to care for your system and protect your investment with information, technical assistance, green cleaning techniques, and repair loans to fit most budgets
  • Kitsap Salmon Tours – a free event for the whole family! Join us every fall to celebrate the return of salmon to Kitsap streams
  • Shore Friendly Kitsap – a program for marine shoreline homeowners interested in voluntarily removing all or part of their old bulkhead
  • Shore Stewards – a program to connect marine shoreline homeowners to the resources they need to steward their shoreline

To learn more about Beach Naturalists, Stream Stewards, and Salmon Docents, please contact

Water Stewardship Program Coordinator,

at (360) 337-7157 x6272

For questions about marine ecology, please contact

 Jeff Adams, Marine Ecologist, at (360) 337-7157 x6263 or


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Kitsap Watershed Stewardship Program is a collaborative partnership between:


Stream Stewards

Kitsap Beach Naturalists

Shore Stewards


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