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Jesse Adams

Kitsap Conservation District

"To be a better person."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 787 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    10
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    930
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    6
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    500
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    1
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    405
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jesse's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream, and downstream in Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean, by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends to minimize my downstream impact in my watershed.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Plant Trees

I will plant 500 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard to combat climate change and reduce stormwater impacts to Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent harmful storm-water runoff to the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to landfills by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Education

Switch to Natural Yard Care Practices

I will spend 30 to research, write-up, and deliver 1 page about why my family, landlord, apartment manager, or school should switch to natural/organic yard care practices, and deliver to that person.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Remove invasive weeds

Recruit 2+ friends/family/neighbors and together remove invasive vegetation from our home/apartment building/neighborhood that is in a watershed upstream of downstream salmon and orcas.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 60 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard to improve our regional ecosystem.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Start or Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one to keep my food local, minimize my climate carbon footprint and therefore reduce my impact to the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 60 minute(s) each day to connect with the shared ecosystem in which I live and rely on. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Learn how and take steps to certify my yard or common outdoor area as a backyard wildlife habitat to improve our Puget Sound or other regional ecosystem.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and stop using fertilizers so my footprint in my ecosystem doesn't harm the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean downstream.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Jesse Adams's avatar
    Jesse Adams 11/05/2020 9:55 AM
    Today is the last day? I think our team did great!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Start or Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

    Jesse Adams's avatar
    Jesse Adams 10/29/2020 12:42 PM
    My father brought me hiking, camping, and fishing. It isn't a unique story but he did share with me his love of nature.

    • Connor Upchurch's avatar
      Connor Upchurch 10/29/2020 6:46 PM
      Thanks for sharing, Jesse. My parents did the same! I think the greatest thing is that anyone can share that love with anyone else, not only parents with children. Though young people are generally more impressionable. Spread the love!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Jesse Adams 10/29/2020 12:41 PM
    I have made this a permanent habit by keeping a reusable water bottle everywhere. I have one at my desk at work, in my car, and by my bed. It may be excessive but it works.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Ditch the Lawn
    What is the main water source in your region?

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    Jesse Adams 10/29/2020 12:39 PM
    Bremerton has a unique water system with a reservoir.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

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    Jesse Adams 10/29/2020 10:22 AM
    I found wild mint. I smelled it first. I tasted it too even though I don't think that was a good idea.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you live in? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

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    Jesse Adams 10/29/2020 10:21 AM
    I have lived in Kitsap 3 years now and I have not developed a sense of place. I do not feel a sense of place anywhere I have lived. I feel a sense of place on the ridgetops in the Panhandle National Forest.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

    Jesse Adams's avatar
    Jesse Adams 10/29/2020 10:20 AM
    I do the work that I do because I care about habitat and connectivity.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

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    Jesse Adams 10/29/2020 10:19 AM
    Hoot creek is the closest.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Could plants reproduce and flourish without the labor of pollinators?

    Jesse Adams's avatar
    Jesse Adams 10/29/2020 10:12 AM
    Bee's are cool. Flowers are pretty. It is good for nature. What is not to like?
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Jesse Adams 10/16/2020 10:21 AM
    I have installed almost 1000 tree's this fall and plan to install 5500+. There is a certain sense of satisfaction of caring for the trees, putting them in the ground, and then coming back every year to see how much they have grown. It feels like watching a child grow.

    Here is a picture of a planting project we completed in the first week of October.