Reducing runoff, improving water quality subjects of North Kitsap meetings

SUQUAMISH — Proposed green stormwater solutions in Keyport, Indianola and Suquamish are the subject of public meetings scheduled in those communities by the Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program.

Chris May, senior program director, said green stormwater techniques — such as rain gardens and permeable pavement — manage stormwater on properties in a cleaner, more natural way. Kitsap County is studying potential locations for rain gardens, bioretention swales and permeable pavement in Keyport, Indianola and Suquamish.

“We look forward to working with the North Kitsap communities to identify projects that will result in healthier water in our streams and Puget Sound,” May said in a press release. “Last year, we prioritized stormwater improvement projects in Kingston, Silverdale and Manchester.”

The North Kitsap community meetings are:

— Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., Suquamish Elementary School Library, 18950 Park Ave. NE,  Suquamish.

— Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Keyport Improvement Club, 15499 Washington Ave., Keyport.

— Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Indianola Beach Improvement Club, 19876 Indianola Road NE, Indianola.

More information is available in the North Kitsap project newsletter.

Watch an 8-minute “virtual tour” of Kitsap’s green stormwater projects.

The Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program was developed to protect people, property and natural resources by reducing flooding and stormwater runoff, conserving groundwater, restoring fish habitat, and preventing stormwater pollution.


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