Ravine Interpretive Sign
Those who regularly walk Winslow Way across the Winslow Ravine that runs between 305 and the downtown core may have noticed that the old interpretive sign that once described the Winslow Ravine was missing for several months in 2018/2019. The original sign was becoming faded and hard to read, and this kick-started a collaborative process to update the sign. Through the efforts of the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council, the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, graphic designer Joe Tschida and local artist and recent BHS graduate Sophia Kasper, a new sign was created and installed. The result is a beautiful, color-rich sign that greets locals and visitors to engage and inform us about the ecology and history of the Winslow Ravine. Check it out next time you are walking across the ravine on Winslow Way!
Murden Cove Watershed Interpretive Sign
This interactive, mobile sign was a product of a collaborative effort between Sakai Intermediate School, the Watershed Council, and the City of Bainbridge Island which funded its creation. Smallwood Construction donated labor and materials for assembly. The sign is one of the end products of the Murden Cove Watershed Nutrient and Bacteria Reduction Study, a City-led effort to understand sources of excess nutrients and bacteria in the Murden Cove watershed and address them. The sign was developed to help teach students and the community about the Murden Cove watersheds, common sources of pollution, and how people can prevent water pollution. Sakai students created the drawings around the map, and they can be flipped open to read information and action people can take to steward the watershed. The sign is housed at Sakai, but in the summer months we often move it to parks and open spaces around the watershed so the broader community can interact with it as well.
Fairs and Events
The Watershed Council regularly attends local and regional environmental events to promote its mission to educate residents about watershed health and stewardship. We provide a variety of information about our programs and ways to get involved, as well as handouts and information about many aspects of watershed health including water quality, water conservation, soil health, low impact development and salmon ecology. We also host hands-on activities, for example, we have hosted “the incredible edible aquifer” activity for students and for the broader community to learn about (and enjoy eating!) an aquifer model. Click below for pictures of our past outreach activity.