The Washington Recretion and Parks association has awarded the Program Excellence Spotliaght Award to the Heritage Park Stewards of Kitsap County. Give yourself a pat on the back.

Wetland Training

Frank Stricklin recently completed the Washington State Department of Ecology's Wetland Rating training for wetlands in Western Washington, and received a certificate of completion in Hydrology Monitoring from Tony Bush WADOT, Allison Warner Tulalip Tribe and Analiese Burns-City of Bellingham. Wetlands in Washington are rated to help county and state planners establish buffers that provide proper proctection for wetlands.

Stewards Complete Training

Congratulations to Dennis Crisman for recently completing the WSU Stream Stewards class. Dennis joins Tom Coleman, Frank Stricklin, Pat Stricklin and Gail Rase as a Washington State University Stream Steward. The forty hour class consisted of about 20 hours in class and 20 hours in the field. Dennis will need to complete volunteer hours to get his diploma. Students assessed Primary Functioning Condition for Illahee Creek, and assessed Seral Stage and Health of forests in Newberry Hill Heritage Park as part of the field work. This training puts the entire ecosystem into perspective and makes you realize there is no point in protecting just one part of it.

Your Park Stewards

President Tom Coleman Lori Raymaker

Any organization is only as good as its members. We are fortunate to have a lot of dedicated members. If you have any skills that you are willing to share, I am sure we can find a place to put them to work.

Sharing knowledge will help us create a sustainable park, for many generations to use.

Kitsap County ForesterArno Bergstrom Frank Stricklin Vice President Joanne Corey Colen Corey, Trail Committee Chair Steve Ottmar Gail Rase and BOB Secretary, Jessical Campbell Aryah C Steward Cooper C Steward Steward Jessica Campbell  Dennis Crisman Chris Chem teacher Mr Franco Franco JD Keith Asbury Austin S. Mike Stricklin

Monday Weed Warriors

Austin and Mike

The most important feature of this park is you, our volunteers and stewards.


a steward

Stewardship meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, at 7:00PM in Room 136 at Klahowya Secondary School. All are welcome to attend, and attendance is the way to become a voting member.





President, Tom Coleman

Director, Randy Cruzan

Vice President, Joanne Corey

Secretary, Jessica Campbell

Treasurer, Pat Stricklin

Fortunately our stewards are worth much more than they are paid. This park is not funded. All maintenance, habitat restoration, trail maintenance etc. is done by volunteers. People like you.