(Bremerton, WA) - Kitsap County Parks Department provided 520 yards of free aged composted manure to the public at the annual Doo for You program in March. The annual Doo For You program, hosted at the County Fairgrounds, was part of the Kitsap Conservation District’s annual event which included tree disbursement and manure distribution for area gardeners and farmers. The manure is collected from the county fair each year and composts for 6 months on a concrete slab at the Fairgrounds before being distributed to the public.
County officials say approximately 60 yards of material still remains and the public is welcome to it if they contact the parks office first. “We will open the gate and they can take what they want when the facility is open if they load it themselves with buckets, but if they want assistance loading into a truck bed or trailer, they need to schedule that with the department. The phone number to call is 360.337.5350,” officials said.
Recycling this material is vital for the Fair and a bonus to the community. It needs to leave the Fairgrounds to make room each year for the manure that will come with the animals in August. The public saves money by receiving free garden enhancing composted manure. Similar to the Zoo Doo programs at the Puget Sound area zoos, this is a win-win for the community and the Fairgrounds.
Kitsap County Parks Department’s mission is to provide quality of life enhancing opportunities through the management of natural areas and specialized facilities, foster community stewardship, and offer an outstanding service-oriented environment. For more information about Doo For You or the Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center contact Billie Schmidt, Superintendent of Operations at 360.337.5371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about Kitsap County Parks Department visit their website at www.kitsapgov.com/parks.
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