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Kitsap County Must Protect Southworth Forests

Tell Kitsap County permit reviewers that we value the canopy of our trees in Southworth. Clear-cutters have submitted a second permit that seeks to correct their 2019 violations but would clear more forested land and not protect their neighbors with replacement trees. When contacting these reviewers, supervisors, and compliance officers, remember to include the current permit number (20-04869) or address of the clear-cut property (11090 SE Southworth Dr. Port Orchard, WA) along with your comments.

View additional contact information for the Kitsap County Department of Community Development. You can also send a request to and ask to be listed as an "interested party" on the clear-cutters' permit (20-04869).

As part of State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) requirements, residents within a certain distance of the clear-cut property will be allowed to formally comment prior to permit issuance. By then, however, the County reviewers typically have already made their determinations about what they will require of the applicant. So don't wait... Comment now! - Site contact: - P.O. Box 4659, South Colby, WA 98384