Environmental volunteers needed in Kitsap County

I thought I would offer a quick note on some volunteer opportunities in Kitsap County, based on an email from WSU Kitsap County Extension. By the way, Kitsap and King county governments are among the best in connecting people with opportunities where they can spent quality time together while helping their community. Check out Kitsap County Volunteer Services and King County volunteer calendar and opportunities.

Port Gamble Heritage Park: Volunteers are needed to help with trail maintenance, plantings, platforms and interpretive signs Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is required, since lunch is provided. Sign up online with Great Peninsula Conservancy or get information by calling 360-373-3500.

Poulsbo Fish Park: Work party, including planting native plants, Friday, Oct. 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Just show up. Those who would like to salvage plants for the park can call (360) 697-3053 or email gardenmentor@yahoo.com.

Kitsap County heritage parks: Dates are to be determined for future tree plantings in November and December at Port Gamble, Coulter Creek and South Kitsap regional parks. Most work will be done Saturdays with occasional weekday mornings. To express interest, fill out the online sign-up form.

Kitsap County parks: Many parks have stewardship groups that help preserve, protect and restore natural and cultural resources. For information, visit the Volunteers in Parks website or contact the parks department, (360) 337-5353 or parks@co.kitsap.wa.us.

Sea Discovery Center, Poulsbo: Volunteers are needed to help with operations at the marine educational center. Positions include docents, educational assistants, facility maintenance and fish feeders. Also needed are people skills such as carpentry, photography, artistry, graphics techniques, fundraising and specimen collections. For information and applications, visit the organization’s Volunteer website or email SEAvolunteer@wwu.edu.

Beach naturalists, Stream stewards, salmon docents: For information about training programs and opportunities through WSU Kitsap County Extension, download the brochure “Who’s Who and What’s What?” (PDF 352 kb).

Salmon enhancement: Check out the website of the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group or the Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group.

Clear Creek Trail: Review the website of the Clear Creek Task Force.

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