Natural Yard Care

A Healthier Lawn, Family and Puget Sound

By choosing lawn care products that are labeled Natural or Organic, you'll reduce harmful chemical exposure to your family, our streams and seas, otters and orcas, salmon and get the idea!

Why go natural? Much of the pollution in water occurs from polluted rain runoff. Rain washes the pesticides and chemicals from fertilizers off of your yard into nearby streets and storm drains. The water that flows into these storm systems is often untreated and goes directly into our local creeks and streams.

You can still grow a healthy, beautiful lawn using natural yard techniques. We'll help you get started.

We partner with the WSU Kitsap Extension Master Gardeners to provide several free events and resources below. Our 2023 events have passed. Watch the video below to learn more or reach out to the Master Gardeners for tips and advice.


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About the program

The West Sound Stormwater Outreach Group (WSSOG) is a multijurisdictional partnership between Kitsap County, the cities of Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Port Angeles, Port Orchard and Poulsbo. These agencies work together on improving water quality by reducing pollutants in stormwater runoff, which are a major source of pollution to local waterways and Puget Sound. This event is being jointly coordinated by WSSOG.

Questions? Contact Cammy Mills, education and outreach coordinator, Kitsap County Public Works - Stormwater Division