Fort Worden State Park, Peninsula College and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking are working in partnership to offer an innovative way of using energy conservation stimulus grants (ARRA funds).

Kate Burke, Area Manager of Fort Worden State Park, applied for stimulus funds to undertake energy conservation work on Building 200 (the Park Office) and Building 310 (the Gymnasium and home of Madrona Mindbody Institute) in August 2009. The grant covers windows based energy conservation, boiler, insulation and other upgrades. The grant was awarded in October 2009.

In April 2010 Fort Worden State Park, Peninsula College, and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking announced a partnership to train State Parks staff, members of the Washington Veterans Conservation Corps and the Washington Conservation Corps

We are now able to offer enrollment to everybody. Click here to apply.

In a series of five courses, offered from May - September 2010, 60 students will be trained in restoring old windows and building / installing storm windows.

Kevin Palo, Lead Faculty, Historic Preservation Program, Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Kevin runs a traditional millwork and historic preservation consulting company.
You can find out more about Kevin at www.tenmilemillwork.com or at his personal Facebook page or  his Ten Mile Millwork page.

The Project is finished. Here are a few images from the Graduation ceremony (more to come):