Wildlife Photos. Thanks to Fred, who lives near the Illahee Preserve, for the following photos:
Missing a Cat? “The attached photo is of a cat that’s been coming around for the past week (6000 block of Illahee Rd). First day it showed up it was skittish and hungry. Since, it’s coat has been getting dirtier and she is more defensive; maybe getting used to being outside.” Let us know if this is your cat so you can be reunited.
Thank you for attending the Kitsap Sun’s “Our Big One” forum at the Admiral Theatre on Tuesday!
• FEMA’s Ready.gov website: Visit ready.gov for a broad range of information. To see resources on preparations for an earthquake and how to react during and after, visit https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes.To download guides that show you how to protect various aspects of your home and property in an earthquake, visithttp://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/13237?id=3260
• Kitsap County’s Department of Emergency Management website:Visit www.kitsapdem.org for information on emergency preparedness provided by the county. To learn more about the Map Your Neighborhood program, click here For information on home retrofitting, visit http://www.kitsapdem.org/bolt-it-brace-it.aspx. To see a collection of resources on preparedness, visit www.kitsapdem.org/library.aspx
Kitsap County Liquefaction Susceptibility Map: One of our audience members wanted to see a map that showed the susceptibility of liquefaction in various parts of the county. Find the Washington State Department of Natural Resources map by clicking here.
Kitsap Sun “A Year of Prepping” graphic: For a copy of the graphic that we handed out at the event, click here.
For Kitsap Sun coverage: To read our series “Our Big One”and other earthquake coverage, visit kitsapsun.com/earthquakes
Josh Farley Preserve Walk. This Saturday should be a treat as we have heard great things about Josh Farley’s Story Walks. We heard to day some 40 people have signed up and while they go rain or shine, the weather has been improving.
Wildlife Photos. The first photo shows part of a flock of wigeon, three Canada geese, and a hen and drake mallard enjoying the sun on a cold day. The second photo is of some common goldeneye ducks.
Trees Down. Some Ocean View Blvd residents had to make some detours today because of downed trees from the latest storm. We found a broken off rear view mirror on the road this morning indicating someone must have had a close call.
Illahee Burglary. It is hard to believe this happened early this morning (Wednesday) and in Illahee.
Wildlife Photos. A couple of deer and pheasant photos, with one catching a pheasant walking by a couple of deer.
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.
Culvert Cleaned. It was a busy week in Illahee beginning with the Illahee Creek culvert cleaned out on August 1st. 50 cubic yards of sand and gravel, plus some golf balls from Rolling Hills Golf Course, were removed from downstream of the culvert and deposited at the Almira parking lot area of the Illahee Preserve, where on Sunday Rotary volunteers spread and graded it. Despite the continued cleanout of the downstream end of the culvert, the upstream cleanance continues to decrease, which is why some think it will eventually plug up and result in a road washout. This is the reason stormwater projects are in progress to decrease the storm surges and the excessive sedimentation. An upstream storm pond is currently being enlarged and more pond enlargement work is planned at the golf course in 2015.
Wildlife Photos. The first photo is of a hen mallard among some dried out lily pads at the pond at the end of Johnson Road. The second is of a bald eagle having a bad feather day.