Saturday, October 13 - Poulsbo Half Marathon
Help our local half marathon be a great success! Volunteers are needed for everything from passing out race packets first thing in the morning, to manning aid stations, to encouraging runners along the route and manning the finish line. Some marathon proceeds support NKTA, so help us help them! Visit poulsbohalf.com to sign up for a volunteer station and time slot. 6:30 am to Noon.
Revised Weekday Road/Trail Closures for Port Gamble Park
Pope Resources’ Timber Harvest in Port Gamble Heritage Park
Since 2007 Pope Resources has been working with a broad coalition of stakeholders as part of the Kitsap Forest and Bay Project to conserve forestland in North Kitsap, and prevent development. In 2014 Pope Resources sold 535 acres (the Shoreline Block) to Kitsap County for conservation and development into the Port Gamble Heritage Park. That purchase included both land development rights and the standing timber on the land. In December of 2016, Pope Resources sold Kitsap County an additional 1,360 acres of land in the Port Gamble block, increasing the Park to about 1,900 acres total. However, in this second sale, Pope Resources retained the right to harvest the standing timber for 25 years. After Pope Resources harvests the existing timber and replants new, the new trees will belong to Kitsap County.