Backyard Habitat Grants Now Available!
The Kitsap County Conservation District 2012 restoration projects are in progress. You can receive a grant for stream restoration projects on private or public properties in unincorporated Kitsap County. Grants typically range from $300 to $10,000, and more funds may be available for larger projects. Individual landowners, local organizations, conservation groups and others are encouraged to apply.
The Conservation District is accepting applications from October 15 to November 15 of 2012, for projects to completed in 2013. Contact Carin Anderson at (360) 337-7171 Ext 22 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the program and application process. You can also request a site visit.
These projects will help restore streams to natural conditions, improve fish and wildlife habitat, and stabilize banks:
- Planting stream side areas with native plants
- Removing debris
- Removing undersized culverts, old dams or concrete structures to improve fish passage
- Removing noxious weeds and replacing with native plants
- Adding woody debris and stream gravel to enhance streams
Projects should emphasize physical implementation, and more project ideas are welcome. Download our brochure for more information
If your project is selected for a grant, the Kitsap Conservation District will help you create a plan, assist with project permitting (if required), and help answer questions about project implementation.
Backyard Habitat Grants are funded under the Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management (SSWM) Program. SSWM protects people, property and natural resources by addressing water quality and quantity.