Kitsap County Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process for 2018

 Kitsap County Department of Community Development Project Message #1                                                                          November 27, 2017 STAY INFORMED! Click to subscribe to receive future notifications. What is the Comprehensive Plan?                                                                                 The Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan describes the 20-year vision for unincorporated Kitsap County and how that vision will be achieved. The plan covers land use, economic development, environment, housing, human services, transportation, capital facilities and utilities, as well as parks […] Read more »

Workshop on Reducing Wasted Food and Food Waste on the Olympic Peninsula

Special opportunity!!  Mark your calendar for October 11th!  We are inviting stakeholders who have a vital place in the chain of food from farm to table in Jefferson, Clallam, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties.  Sponsored by the Department of Ecology, Jefferson and Clallam Counties, and WSU Extension, we are bringing together groups to learn more about food rescue, recovery and composting.  We will identify unused […] Read more »

Naval Hospital Bremerton Recipient of CNO Environmental Award

  Story by Douglas Stutz ,  Naval Hospital Bremerton Along with other commands from the Horn of Africa to the Far East and across the Pacific Northwest, Navy Medicine was represented for environmental stewardship and sustainability by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) joined in a world-wide video teleconference ceremony on June 27, 2017 as one of 30 Navy commands acknowledged with a […] Read more »

Could your small business win $20,000?

 edg3 Fund Competition for Small Businesses | Kitsap Bank  Kitsap Bank edg3 Fund Competition provides funding for entrepreneurs dedicated to growing our community economically, socially and environmentally. Click here for informational flyer. Kitsap Bank is holding a free informational workshop for anyone interested in applying for edg3 FUND. We will cover: • Highlights of contest rules • The edg3 FUND competition process • FAQs • Tips for: […] Read more »

New stormwater regulations take effect December 31, 2016

(Port Orchard, WA) -Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development is revising development-related codes, and introducing a new stormwater management design manual effective December 31, 2016. The development regulation changes are prompted by the Washington State Department of Ecology requirement to integrate Low Impact Development (LID) principles and best management practices with local development requirements. The intent of the revisions is to make LID the preferred […] Read more »

Kingston farm named finalist for $20k edg3 FUND prize

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, Puget Sound Blogs A Kingston cattle farm is the last Kitsap company left in the running for the $20,000 small business prize. Silver Creek Angus was one of five finalists Kitsap Bank announced for the prize last week.  The longtime family farm raises Black Angus cattle and sells beef. You can learn more about their operation in the video above. The edg3 […] Read more »

PPRC’s Regional Roundtable at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort – Oct 25 and 26

The PPRC’s Regional Roundtable conference has provided Northwest businesses and agencies with valuable information and networking opportunities within the pollution prevention community. Bringing together professionals of all stripes – manufacturing specialists, industry leaders, researchers, and sustainability gurus – to explore ways to improve the environmental and economic health of our region. The 25th Annual Regional Roundtable will be held Tuesday, October 25, and Wednesday, October […] Read more »

Free edg3 FUND Informational Workshop!

Could Your Small Business Use $20,000? Kitsap Bank is holding a free informational workshop for anyone interested in applying for edg3 FUND. The workshop will take place June 29th at 10 am, Olympic College-Poulsbo Campus Room #119. Click here for flyer. We will cover: • Highlights of contest rules • The edg3 FUND competition process • FAQs • Tips for: social media promotion, articulating your business’ value proposition, creating your […] Read more »

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe share in $600,000 in Environmental Job Training Grants

$600,000 in Environmental Job Training Grants Awarded to Three Pacific Northwest Organizations Program Provides Local Workforce Job Skills for Cleaning Up Communities and Reducing Pollution   WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded grants totaling $600,000 to three organizations in Alaska and Washington.  These Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grants were awarded to the Alaska Forum on the Environment, the City of Tacoma, […] Read more »

Conservation can likely meet power needs of Northwest states

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The electricity needs of Northwest states can be met in the next 20 years mostly through conservation efforts, with little need to construct new power plants, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council predicted. The Portland, Oregon,-based council recently issued its 20-year plan for meeting the energy needs of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. “By investing […] Read more »