Environment

‘Chipper’ recycles waste wood, protects your air

‘Chipper’ recycles waste wood, protects your air

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

‘Chipper’ recycles waste wood, protects your air
Now part of the conservancy’s 280-acre Grovers Creek Preserve, the former Niemeier/Helton farm is home to bear, beaver, steelhead, coho, cutthroat trout, and countless birds. (Erik Pedersen/Courtesy)

‘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

Now part of the conservancy’s 280-acre Grovers Creek Preserve, the former Niemeier/Helton farm is home to bear, beaver, steelhead, coho, cutthroat trout, and countless birds. (Erik Pedersen/Courtesy)
The scorecard: Kitsap County’s streams and bays | State of our Waters

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

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 — for our benefit, and for the benefit of all who are sustained by our environment. (Johanna Buxton/File photo)

‘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

The health of our waters in Kitsap County is improving. But we still have a long way to go — for our benefit, and for the benefit of all who are sustained by our environment. (Johanna Buxton/File photo)

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 members paint rocks to hide in local parks for others to find. Note: Kitsap Rocks request items such as googly eyes not be attached to the rocks to be hidden outside, since they could be harmful to the environment.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group file photo

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

Kitsap Rocks members paint rocks to hide in local parks for others to find. Note: Kitsap Rocks request items such as googly eyes not be attached to the rocks to be hidden outside, since they could be harmful to the environment.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group file photo
The City of Poulsbo is acquiring 2.68 acres at 20831 Bond Road NE for $1. The property was abandoned and Freddie Mac foreclosed on it. A flood-prone house near Dogfish Creek will be removed and the acreage added to Fish Park. Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group

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

The City of Poulsbo is acquiring 2.68 acres at 20831 Bond Road NE for $1. The property was abandoned and Freddie Mac foreclosed on it. A flood-prone house near Dogfish Creek will be removed and the acreage added to Fish Park. Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group

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

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

Little Anderson Parkway seawall undergoing repairs