Submitted on behalf of Silverdale and Crossroads Rotary Clubs
It was a chilly March morning, but that didn’t stop about 20 Rotarians and family members from the Silverdale and Crossroads Rotary Clubs from enthusiastically tackling trails in the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park. This year, the two clubs agreed to adopt the waterfront section of the Port Gamble park. This was thanks to a brand new stewardship program, and the Crossroads and Silverdale clubs were jointly honored as the first to take part in this new initiative.
The area the clubs adopted includes a long stretch on the waterfront of Gamble Bay, along the bluff above and further inland, where part of the trails follow the path of the first road in Kitsap County! The projects included clearing slippery old leaves from the trails, cutting back foliage, digging dirt and filling around tree roots, and installing three benches.
Everyone had a great time, and the North Kitsap Trails Association provided lunch for all! Thanks to the adoption, our clubs will have many opportunities to return and continue improving and expanding these trails. Plus, there are other big things in the plan, including the possibility of a kayak launch and a brand new trail that will run a mile north into downtown Port Gamble!