Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can Mushrooms Clean Up Puget Sound?

Couldn't resist posting a link to this story!

The potential for using mushrooms in treatment has come up before in our discussions about shellfish growing areas.  Here in the KGI area, we've been looking into mushrooms as a potential method for treating the fecal coliform bacteria in livestock waste.  One of the leaders in this effort is Paul Stamets who owns a company called Fungi Perfecti which is based out of Olympia, WA.  He is also the author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Big Thanks!

Thanks to all who attended the 2011 KGI Watershed Council Planning Retreat January 8th. It was a success and each of those attending provided valuable input and direction for the coming year.

Keep an eye on KGI in the year ahead.
It's going to be a good one!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

KGI Annual Retreat Time!

Saturday, January 8th, 2011, Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor and Islands (KGI) Watershed Council will come together in a facilitated retreat to review past efforts, better our effectiveness, and set a course for the year ahead. It is always a good and fertile time for ideas, discussion, and determining how our available resources can best assist us as we strive for a healthy watershed.

Opportunities for attaining a healthy watershed take on many forms. KGI serves that purpose in a number of ways.
  • Bringing people together.
  • Collaborating with our partners on beneficial projects. 
  • Providing opportunities for education through speakers at our monthly meetings. 
  • Awarding small grants through the Lu Winsor Memorial Grant program.
  • Participating in numerous public events.
  • Providing workshop opportunities.
  • Working toward clean, unpolluted waters; runoff, groundwater, lakes, streams and the Puget Sound.
  • If all that isn't enticing enough, we can offer you suggestions on some interesting books and movies too!
With that in mind, spending part of a day with us may be the best choice you make this year. At a minimum it will be an interesting time with some good folks. Give us a try.

Date: Saturday, January 8th, 2011
Time: 11 AM-3 PM
Location: Gig Harbor Library Conference Rm
4424 Point Fosdick Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Beverages, snacks and lunch will are provided

For questions call:
Erin Ewald (253) 884-9474
Barbara Ann Smolko (253) 798-6156
Chris Schutz (253) 798-7620