The district office doubles as a demonstration site for several stormwater management practices, including a rain garden, permeable grid “pavement”, and a filtration garden for roof runoff. Such practices are gaining recognition following the release of a 2015 study that showed filtering stormwater through soil-based systems could be a major lifesaver for Coho salmon.
Mark Clark, executive director of the SCC, said he was impressed to see Kitsap Conservation District, the county, and private landowners collaborating to reduce water pollution.
“Water is a defining feature of Kitsap County — from Puget Sound, to Hood Canal, to the streams and the over 40 inches of rain that typically falls here each year,” said Clark. “It’s wonderful to see this community coming together to make protection and conservation of water resources a priority, and I’m proud of Kitsap Conservation District for being a leader in that effort.”
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To learn more about Kitsap Conservation District, visit http://kitsapcd.org/.