Clear Creek Project wins VISION 2040 Award

Kitsap County wins for wetland and floodplain restoration

Kitsap County has won a 2017 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the Clear Creek Wetland and Flood Plain Restoration Project.

“Kitsap is using a strategic approach to its wetland restoration,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC, “This project restored 30 acres and three stream branches, building on other investments throughout the Clear Creek Basin.”

Clear Creek is a major stream system flowing into Dyes Inlet. It was historically a productive salmon stream prior to settlement and development in the area. 

The award will be presented at the Kitsap County Commissioners' meeting on September 25.

The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

VISION 2040 is the region's growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.