The Forest & Bay Campaign to raise funds to acquire additional property for the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park ends on July 31st.
If you wish to contribute to that campaign, please do so directly through SavePG.org rather than to NKTA as it will save time.
A generous local family foundation, Kitsap Audubon Society, and a Kingston donor are challenging the community to a $125,000 match grant. Till July 31st all donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $125,000! Double your donation today!
Also, it has come to our attention that someone describing themselves as North Kitsap Trails is using a computer call to solicit funds.
If you receive such a call please ignore it! NKTA does not solicit funds over the telephone!
We hope you have been able to get out and enjoy Kitsap's parks and trails now that summer has arrived. But, with the warm weather, comes the high fire danger. Kitsap County has just announce a Stage 1 burn ban. There are no trails use restrictions so far, but please be aware of the potential danger so we can all have a happy and safe summer!
The ORCA airfield / Uplands Trailhead near Port Gamble will be closed through the end of the year due to the Port Gamble Bay restoration project resulting in no through access in this area.
Accordking to the Kitsap Sun, "Contaminated sediment pulled from the bay was heaped at the old mill site, forming an artificial hill on the waterfront. Pope Resources, which spent more than $20 million on the cleanup, will truck the mountain of soil to a field just south of town, where it will be spread out and capped with clean dirt."