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Green farming workshop slated

The Pierce Conservation District has announced that Joel Salatin, one of America’s most innovative small farmers, will headline a public event from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 4 at Olympic College in Bremerton.

Salatin will share his experience managing and growing an environmentally sustainable farm - Polyface Farm located in Swoope, Va.

While this event is open to the public, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Tickets are $5 per person.

For more information, call (360) 710-1506 or e-mail montymahan@gmail.com.

Garbarge, recycling

schedules revised

Kitsap County has announced holiday closures for garbage and recycling facilities to take place during the Memorial Day weekend, resulting in several changes to drop-off garbage and recycling.

Among the changes:

• self-haul at Bainbridge Island, Hansville, Silverdale and Olalla will be closed;

• the Poulsbo Recycle Center and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility will be closed on Mondays as usual;

• the Olympic View Transfer Station will be open; and,

• for residential and commercial collections for garbage, recycling and yard debris, Bainbridge Disposal, Waste Management and the city of Poulsbo will offer service on their regular schedule.

For more information, visit www.kitsapgov.com/sw/garbage.htm or call (360) 337-5777.

Seat belt scofflaws

will be targeted

Following the success of the first year of the nighttime “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement patrols, law enforcement officials will again take to the streets at night between May 19 and June 1.

The extra patrols are funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC).

A recent analysis by the WTSC shows that the “Click It or Ticket” campaign may be helping to reduce fatalities on Washington roads.

During the most recent nighttime seatbelt emphasis last October, law enforcement officers statewide made 7,524 contacts with motorists and intercepted a large number of high-risk drivers, who are more likely to be involved in fatal or serious injury collisions.

Comparatively, during the inaugural May 2007 campaign, law enforcement officers cited 4,671 unbuckled drivers and passengers statewide.

For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov

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