Watershed Council

Watershed Council2023-03-20T10:32:05-07:00

Welcome to the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council

The mission of the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council (BIWC) is to protect and restore our Island’s watersheds and shorelines, and by doing so, support the people and wildlife that depend on them. We accomplish these actions through volunteer stewardship, citizen science, outreach and education, and collaborating with City government and other Island stakeholders.

BIWC was formed by a concerned group of Bainbridge Island residents in the mid-1990s who were interested in doing more to learn about and protect our Island’s water quality and watersheds. We became a program of Sustainable Bainbridge in the mid-2000s which is a wonderful fit, as many of our efforts cross-pollinate with the goals of other programs in the organization, and we can accomplish many more things when we work together.


BIWC’s activities are driven by our watershed protection and restoration goals, and the passion and interest of our membership. Current activities include our annual salmon monitoring program; interpretive sign development; and collaborative activities and events including Earth Month Bainbridge Island and the Bainbridge Island Beach Cleanup. Click on the boxes below to learn more about our activities.

Salmon Monitoring

Watershed Council has been conducting annual monitoring of spawning salmon on Bainbridge Island since 2005.

Outreach and Education

How we engage with our community about watershed health and stewardship

Bainbridge Beach Cleanup

Watershed Council is a proud partner, along with several Sustainable Bainbridge Programs and partnering organizations, of the annual Bainbridge Island Beach Cleanup!

Watershed Council Events

Bainbridge Environmental Conference

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April Is Earth Month

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Watershed Council News

Minutes and Agendas

BIWC generally meets the third Thursday every other month beginning in September and ending in May, with a summer break. Agendas and zoom links will be posted below as we approach the next meeting.

Newsletter Signup

Subscribe to any of our Sustainable Bainbridge newsletters here. There is a general monthly newsletter that compiles articles submitted by the various SB programs and campaigns. There are also newsletters specific to certain programs.

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