Environment

Kitsap Conservation District partners with landowner to restore Carpenter Creek wetland

Landowner Keith Beebe lives off of Barber Cutoff Road in Kingston and recently initiated a restoration plan for the Kitsap Conservation District along the Carpenter… Continue reading

 

(photo courtesy of Madrona Eickmeyer)

Kingston students participate in global climate change strike

Students from Kingston High School recently joined thousands of other young people around the world on in a global youth strike demanding action on climate… Continue reading

 

Kilmer, Heck seek funding for Puget Sound recovery programs

Interior Appropriations Bill includes a $3 million increase in Puget Sound Geographic Program

 

A rain-swollen Dogfish Creek overflows its banks, as seen from an office window at Coffee Oasis, Dec. 19. Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group

Two houses on Dogfish Creek coming down in January

Next, the city will restore the stream channel, flood plain, and riparian buffer

A rain-swollen Dogfish Creek overflows its banks, as seen from an office window at Coffee Oasis, Dec. 19. Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group
Adelia Ritchie at the Greater Hansville Community Center during a recent Tuesday Talk on global climate change.
                                Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group

Hansville heats up with climate change discussion

HANSVILLE — The big discussion on global climate change came to a small corner of the Kitsap Peninsula Nov. 14. Adelia Ritchie led the Tuesday… Continue reading

Adelia Ritchie at the Greater Hansville Community Center during a recent Tuesday Talk on global climate change.
                                Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group

Atlantic salmon must go | Being Frank

The backlash against Atlantic salmon farms in western Washington continues to grow as more than 100,000 of the non-native fish remain unaccounted for following the… Continue reading

It’s time to end the practice of fish farming in our waters | In Our Opinion

Gov. Jay Inslee directed the Department of Ecology on Aug. 26 to put a hold on any new permits for Atlantic salmon farm pens until… Continue reading

Atlantic salmon must go | Being Frank

The backlash against Atlantic salmon farms in western Washington continues to grow as more than 100,000 of the non-native fish remain unaccounted for following the… Continue reading

It’s time to end the practice of fish farming in our waters | In Our Opinion

Gov. Jay Inslee directed the Department of Ecology on Aug. 26 to put a hold on any new permits for Atlantic salmon farm pens until… Continue reading

Flotilla protests Rich Passage fish pens

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Opponents to fish farming protested Sept. 16 in Rich Passage, the site of pens of non-native Atlantic salmon farmed by Cooke Aquaculture.… Continue reading

Break the cycle for a simpler life | Choices for the Future

Summers in the Pacific Northwest are truly glorious. Are you getting as much time to enjoy the summer as you’d like? Many of us who… Continue reading

‘Chipper’ recycles waste wood, protects your air

What happens to the scrap lumber when they tear down or remodel a house?

‘This land has had an amazing transformation’

KINGSTON — Brothers John and Doug Helton have many memories of helping their grandfather Edward Niemeier clear brush on the old stump farm he bought… Continue reading

The scorecard: Kitsap County’s streams and bays | State of our Waters

The health of our waters in Kitsap County is improving. But we still have a long way to go. The following information comes from the… Continue reading

‘We must preserve the gains we’ve made’ | State of our Waters

We shouldn’t reverse course after more than 20 years of hard work to update Washington’s water quality standards. Today, our state’s standards for protecting human… Continue reading

Local groups give advice on saving the planet

POULSBO — It’s not just about Earth Day. It’s about every day. That’s what conservation and environmental groups in Kitsap County are saying. Changing habits… Continue reading

Kitsap Rocks celebrates one year with park cleanup

BREMERTON — If you’ve been to a local park or just walked down a street in Kitsap in the last year, you might have spotted… Continue reading

City of Poulsbo acquires 2.68 acres for $1 for Fish Park expansion

POULSBO – The midcentury house with cedar siding and circular drive is nestled in a forest on 2.68 acres. Trees and flowing stream drown out… Continue reading

Become a ‘wildlife champion’ as a habitat steward

BREMERTON — Being a habitat steward means being a “wildlife champion.” Sarab Bruemmer, Washington Habitat Steward Program coordinator, said the Habitat Steward program began in… Continue reading

Little Anderson Parkway seawall undergoing repairs

POULSBO — When most people walk along the Little Anderson Parkway waterfront between the SEA Discovery Center and the Brass Kraken, they may not give… Continue reading