WSU Kitsap Extension

Community Education Opportunities

Lifelong Learning in the West Sound

SalmonSalmon Stewards

Oct. 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Norm Dicks Government Center
Cost: $10

Learn about salmon habitat, life cycle and species in the Puget Sound. Ecologically, traditionally and commercially important, salmon are iconic in our region and influence how we manage our waters and landscape. Salmon experts Paul Dorn and Kathy Peters share their varied, extensive experience and knowledge of species and issues affecting salmon in the Salish Sea. Trainees who work two hours at salmon events receive a new Kitsap Salmon Field Guide.

Invite family and friends to celebrate returning salmon at the following free events. There will be children’s activities and people on hand to answer questions.

SalmonSalmon Viewing Saturday

Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Poulsbo’s Fish Park, 228 NW Lindvig Way

Kitsap Salmon Tours

Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chico Salmon Viewing Park — Chico Way at Golf Club Road, Bremerton

Mountaineers Forest Theatre, 3000 Seabeck Hwy, Bremerton

Presentations at 10, 11, noon and 1

Cowling Creek Center

Daily during daylight hours in November — approx. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20325 Miller Bay Road, Poulsbo

See 2,000 adult chum (and a few coho and cutthroat) return to the watershed. This staffed location is ideal to get out of the rain, view salmon and ask questions.

Presented by WSU Kitsap Extension, Clean Water Kitsap, WA Sea Grant, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Mountaineers, and the Suquamish Tribe. For more information call Renee Johnson at 360-337-7224.

SalmonProfessional Rain Garden Workshop

Two-day workshop for green-industry professionals covering the design and installation of rain gardens: benefits, regulations, site analysis, hydrologic modeling, materials specifications, maintenance and special attention to how to market these low-impact development (LID) features to clients.

Class is available for a total of 11 CPH and CLT credits and is presented by WSU Kitsap Extension. A database of businesses that have completed the training is provided to homeowners and small business owners in Kitsap County who seek to hire professional firms for rain garden projects.

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16 and 17, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., location in Bremerton TBD

Early Registration by Sept. 3 is $60 per day/$100 for both days; after, $85 per day/$150 for both days

Box lunch and beverages included if payment is received by Sept. 29. Registration deadline is Oct. 3; $12 cancellation fee; no refunds after Oct. 3. Click here to register online.

For more information contact Colleen Miko, cmiko [at] co [dot] kitsap [dot] wa [dot] us or 360-307-4378.

Applications for Master Gardener Training 2015 accepted in October and November. Learn about the program and sign up to receive an emailed application at