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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Kitsap Water Stewardship Programs

Program Contact: Interim Water Stewardship Program Coordinator, Amy Smalley
(360) 228-7303 • amy.smalley@wsu.edu

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

Interim Water Stewardship Program Coordinator, Amy Smalley

at (360) 228-7303 or amy.smalley@wsu.edu

For questions about marine ecology, please contact

 Jeff Adams, Marine Ecologist, at (360) (360) 228-7304 or jaws@uw.edu

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