Next stewards meeting is June 21st, 6:30PM NOTE room change to 116. Regular work party 23rd of June.

Students Rock!

Olympic College volunteers

Several students from Olympic College joined forces with the stewards at our regular work party to collect erratics. These granite rocks surfed a glacier from Canada to Kitsap County about 15,000 years ago. We are collecting and staging them near the proposed bridge site to armor the bridge toe, and roughen the fish channel.

Thank You!

Great Give Logo

Friends received over $700.00 in donations for the fish passage project during the Day of Giving. These funds will be applied to our goal of $80,000 for improved fish passage on Old Loop Parkway. Thank you to all our donors.

Rummage Sale Wrap Up

Thanks to KC Parks and all who donated items or helped with the sale. Stewards added a little over $1000.00 to their operating/maintenance funds.

Danger at Culvert!

Safety fence

Please watch your toddlers and dogs when on Old Loop Parkway where it crosses the outlet of the large wetland. There is a high velocity and volume of water through the culvert this time of year, that must be respected. We have installed a security fence to REMIND you to be careful. It is NOT designed to keep you or your dog out, you are responsible for that.

Tree Planting On 3 March

We will be planting Western Redcedar and Western White Pine in the extreme south end of the park. We could use your help. We will show you how and provide tools. We start around 9:30 AM.

KSS Enviro Club

Recent improvements to the park include: MAPRIKA update with rescue coordinates installed at all trail intersections, fire fuels reduced by chipping crew from USS Nimitz Advance Planning Team. Litehouse students and job coach helped install new trail sign at Coyote and Salal junction.

Work crew

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Honoring Dr. King

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Stewards Work Party

Stewards and friends installed rescue locator tags at all trail intersections on Saturday the 18th of November. The work party was the culmination of several months of volunteer work and community cooperation. The bright red tags purchased by Kitsap County are trail intersection markers that will guide CK Fire and rescue to your location in an emergency. If there is an emergency in the park, call 911 and give the locator number (NH14 for example) of the nearest intersection. Accurate mapping of all trails and intersections was completed with AES Consultants taking the lead. Steward volunteers Bill Wasson, Steve Ottmar, Tom Coleman and Frank Stricklin gathered intersection and culvert coordinates. Several trails had been rerouted over the past 5 years and steward Steve Ottmar updated the trail map GPS coordinates and mapped the location of the re-routes. Bill Wasson created a spreadsheet and marking scheme for all culverts and emergency locator tags. KC Parks volunteer coordinator Lorie Raymaker turned our info into tags attached to Carsonite strips allowing us to attach them to existing signposts. The updated map with all the emergency locator information was geo anchored and uploaded to the MAPRIKA server. If you have the old map, NHHP North on your smartphone, delete it and download the latest version (also called NHHP North). If you download the map at home, the GPS function of MAPRIKA will still work in the park even without cellphone service.

All photography provided by volunteers.