PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County stormwater officials will host meetings in North Kitsap beginning Thursday to discuss potential locations for stormwater retention features in Keyport, Indianola and Suquamish.The stormwater retention features could include rain gardens, bioretention swales and permeable pavement. The purpose of the plan, headed up by the county’s Surface and Stormwater Management division, is to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality.
Green stormwater projects might be located on public property or road right of way. Some could be located on private property. The county is offering free consultations. Homeowners who qualify for a cost-share program could be reimbursed half the cost to install a rain garden up to $500. To learn more, contact Teresa Brooks at the Kitsap Conservation District, email@example.com or 360-337-7171, ext. 24.
The North Kitsap community meetings are:
- 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Suquamish Elementary School Library, 18950 Park Avenue NE in Suquamish.
- 7 p.m. Sept. 24, Keyport Improvement Club, 15499 Washington Ave.
- 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Indianola Beach Improvement Club, 19876 Indianola Road NE.