Photos. The first photo below shows a relatively rare Eurasian wigeon in this area and an American wigeon. We think the Eurasian wigeon is the same duck we have seen in previous years, and wonder what the life span of the average wigeon is.
Pheasant. Nice to see a couple of hen pheasants pass by the other day.
Susan May, Kitsap County Emergency Preparedness did a presentation on being prepared for disasters – earthquakes, landslides, weather related problems. You should have provisions for 5-7 days. Susan stressed that in the case of an earthquake, we could be isolated and on our own for several days. More information can be found at www.kitsapdem.org. You can also sign up for alerts and warnings. Susan left several pamphlets including Earthquake Safety checklist, Food and Water in an Emergency, Map Your Neighborhood as well as a few others.
Monday Community Meeting. The Illahee Community non-profit group will hold its annual meeting this coming Monday (11/2/15) at 6:15 pm at the Kitsap Regional Library’s meeting room, and will cover a number of different topics of interest to Illahee and nearby residents. Signs such as the one below will be posted on Thursday throughout Illahee.
Photos. Evidently the Bullock’s Oriole is common to the area but not often seen. The Bullock male differs from the Baltimore Oriole male whose head is all black. This one was photographed through a window and thus the glare.
The Lost Continent Project Shirts
As part of our urgent fundraising campaign to purchase the Timbers Edge properties for the Illahee Preserve, the IFP non-profit is having a T-shirt drive.
Purchase a T-shirt (short or long sleeve) or hoodie with our exclusive design. Show everyone you do care about the future of our community and help build awareness of this project. All proceeds will go towards expansion of the Preserve.
If not for yourself, maybe you want to purchase some for kids and grandkids? We have a goal of selling 250 in the next 8 days, so act fast and help spread the word about this drive!
Please visit: https://www.bonfirefunds.com/
We appreciate your support.
Community Meeting. The Illahee Community non-profit group is holding their quarterly meeting on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Sylvan Way Library at 6:30 pm. The public is welcome and there will be several Kitsap County employees there to discuss the Comprehensive Plan Update and transportation issues. Additionally, we will discuss the Illahee Outfall and have a report on the fundraising efforts to purchase Timbers Edge.
Community Meeting. There is an important community meeting on Monday 11/17/14 at 6:15 pm at the Sylvan Way library, hosted by the Illahee Community Group, a 501.c.3 organization supporting the Illahee community. Signs noting the meeting are supposed to be posted around the community on Saturday.
Local residents continued to advocate for extending the DNR boundaries of the Preserve into adjoining undeveloped forest and riparian areas with the goal to ultimately preserve nearly 700 acres of pristine forest and a major portion of the Illahee Creek watershed. Over the last 10 years the Preserve has grown to 444 acres, and with the addition of the 107 acres Rolling Hills Golf Course in 2010, increased the total acreage to 551 acres. The community has identified an additional nearly 100 acres of properties for future acquisition through purchase or conservation easements.
Wildlife Photos. Some fall wildlife photos. The squirrel has a chestnut in its mouth. It is interesting how close a person can get to the bucks during the rut when a doe is near. These were just outside of a netted garden area.
Deer Photo. We have heard about a number of big bucks in Illahee, but this one is the most colorful. While sometimes we have lots of wildlife photos coming in, that is not the case now. Please feel free to forward any wildlife photos you would like to share. The note with this photo was:
Specifically, the Hearings Board has required Kitsap County to revisit the following:
1) Whether 4 dwelling units an acre (1/4 acre lot sizes) is an appropriate urban density for Kitsap
2) What density should Kitsap use when calculating the amount of urban area necessary to accommodate population growth through 2025.
These issues primarily apply to the low-density residential zones (Urban Low, Urban Cluster and Urban Restricted) and likely will require a reduction in the sizes of many of our urban growth areas.
Kitsap will be holding two public workshops to further present the requirements of this Hearings Board remand. These workshops will also include public discussions of the issues of urban growth in our County and which areas are most appropriate for future urban development. These workshops will be held on the following dates and times:
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Kitsap County Administration Building, Commissioners Chambers
619 Division Street, Port Orchard
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Klahowya Middle School, Commons
7607 NW Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale
These workshops will include an opening presentation, followed by individual discussion group exercises and then concluding with an open house for attendees to speak one-on-one with County staff.
Additionally, if you are the primary contact for an interest group please forward this message on to your appropriate body.
We look forward to this public discussion that will affect our community’s future . If you have any questions regarding the remand or the upcomining workshops, please contact Eric Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (360) 337-4495or Angie Silva at email@example.com or at (360) 337-4841.
Heather Adams, Community Planner
Policy and Planning Division
Kitsap County Department of Community Development