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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Benefit Dance and Silent Auction for Olympic Discovery Trail

The Peninsula Trails Coalition is hoping to see a good turnout from Kitsap at our Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) Benefit October 17th, in Port Townsend.   This is a big push right now to get the Larry Scott portion of the trail in PT connected with the Olympic Discovery Trail in Discovery Bay, for the ride to the coast.  When completed, it will be a 130 mile ride through some gorgeous country, with the second half of the ride being predominantly single track, running up through the Elwa Drainage, around Lake Crescent, and beyond.   If you do plan on sending a group, please let us know and we will make a VERY BIG DEAL out of it from the stage.  Because the ODT runs through both Jefferson and Clallam counties, and advertising is high, this promises to be a very cool event.  Come up, and dance!

Gordon Yancey
360-385-7632 O
360-301-6461 C

Friday, September 11, 2015

Temp Trail Shutdown at Banner

The county, the conversancy, and some volunteers with be falling a few trees in the conversancy area to construct a puncheon between the two ponds. Please be advised this is not blow-down needing clean up. Echo will be closed for this time frame.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

REI Port Gamble Park Stewardship Day Oct 3

REI Port Gamble Park Stewardship Day Oct. 3

Fall is upon us and with the rains and lower fire danger we can now get out onto the trails and into the park to do some work! Help build a new reroute of the Beaver Pond trail in Port Gamble. Stay for a BBQ lunch and go home with an REI T-shirt and water bottle. Saturday Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Your effort will build on the work of Kitsap Forest and Bay Project partners who helped create this park, providing access to the bay and over 500 acres of forest trail. Volunteers should wear long pants, sturdy shoes and wear gloves. RSVP Meet at the Port Gamble Uplands trailhead south of Port Gamble.
Sponsored by REI, NKTA, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Kitsap County Parks, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance West Sound, Kitsap Audubon and Backcountry Horsemen, Olympic Chapter.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Port Gamble is Open Again

The following statement has been released by Pope Resources:
PhotoPort Gamble Upland Trails Opened for Recreational Use:
As of September 4, 2015 the Port Gamble Uplands will be re-opened for non-motorized recreational use due to the significant local rainfall. All other Pope Resources lands will remain closed until further notice. As a reminder, there are still portions of the Port Gamble Uplands that are closed due to the active logging. We sincerely appreciate the trail user communities understanding of our needs for seasonal closure and for your continued respect for the lands we own and manage. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adrian Miller at or 360-394-0595.

Site Back Up

Apologies for the issue with the domain name.  Somehow, becoming divorced, moving, and everything else threw a curveball into maintaining the site.  It's back up!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wildcat Work Party, Sunday June 14th

Meet at the Wildcat Trail head at 9AM.  Adding crushed rock over the big rock on Wildcat section 1. Need Wheelbarrows, Heavy Duty Rakes and Shovels.

Facebook event here:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Grovers Creek Preserve

Reprinted from NKTA:

Save Grovers Creek Preserve

Please Help Add another Pearl!

On May 12th the Great Peninsula Conservancy kicks off a crowd-funding campaign to raise an additional $25,000 to complete the purchase of 270 acres of the Grovers Creek Preserve. Donating to the campaign completes two major goals - preservation of a valuable wetland and securing an east-west path for the Sound to Olympics Trail.
The future Grovers Creek Preserve is at the center of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. Explore the landscape and find a large peat bog dotted with groves of old growth Sitka spruce, cedar, hemlock and fir trees. These diverse habitats support over 60 bird species, salmon, trout and beavers. The property stretches across the Grovers Creek watershed west of Miller Bay Road and is one of 5 properties sought by the Forest and Bay Project. The Sound to Olympics Trail will cross the Preserve to link the North Kitsap Heritage Park toward Port Gamble.
GPC has raised over $1.8 million dollars toward the purchase and has initiated this crowdfunding campaign to raise the last funds needed to protect this important wetland and trail connection. It will be the third success for the Forest and Bay Project. By making a donation through our crowdfunding campaign you can be part of conserving this beautiful piece of the world and the wonderful environment it supports.
We have 18 days to raise the remaining funds for this project and we need your help. Please contribute!