New south trail entrance for Gazzam Lake Preserve

Gazzam Lake Preserve has a new south entrance. The Summer Trails Crew put the finishing touches on a new trailhead from Deerpath Lane last week, along with 700 feet of all-new trail through the woods.  

Visitors to the park will find the new trailhead at what’s presently marked as the Peters Trail entrance, to the right of the Deerpath parking area as you face west. Newly widened, the path runs off into the woods as before, but now also forks left to a newly built trail running west. This new trail meets Gazzam Lake’s main path at the Veterane trailhead. 

The park’s current Deerpath entrance (more road than trail) will be abandoned, as Kitsap PUD fences off the water towers and makes other changes in the area. 

The Summer Trails Crew wrapped up the three-week Gazzam Lake project last week with final graveling and compaction. […]

New south trail entrance for Gazzam Lake Preserve2021-08-24T12:14:38-07:00

Volunteer for new Conservation Work Parties in island parks

The Park District has launched a new Conservation Work Parties series, tackling the creeping scourge of ivy and other invasive species.

Second Saturdays monthly, volunteers will visit a different park and bring down nuisance vines, uproot Scotch broom, and perform other ecological restoration. 

The conservation events are being held in partnership with Weed Warriors, a longstanding advocacy and action group that brings expertise on spurge laurel and other lesser-known problem weeds. 

“People are coming because they’re interested in learning more, and applying it to their own properties,” the Park District’s Morgan Houk says. “It’s a learning opportunity as much as a ‘get out and know your parks and volunteer’ opportunity.” 

Conservation Work Parties mark a welcome return — and expansion — of volunteer activity in island parks, after a year lost to the pandemic. 

The district’s popular monthly Trails Work Parties are […]

Volunteer for new Conservation Work Parties in island parks2021-08-24T12:05:44-07:00

Volunteer for parks throughout July

Get involved in Bainbridge Island parks – there’s plenty of great volunteer activities through the month of July, hosted by the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District.

July 10 – Conservation Work Party

Where: Fay Bainbridge Park, 15446 Sunrise Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
When: Saturday, July 10 (2nd Saturday), 10-noon
What:  Help care for our woods, meadows, beaches and open space. At this month’s Conservation Work Party we’ll be working on removing invasive scotchbroom from the nearshore area of the beach at Fay Bainbridge Park.

REGISTER HERE, Activity #580001-01

July 13 – Red Pine Park Work Party

Where: Red Pine Park, 418 Wood Ave SW, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
When: Tuesday, July 13 (2nd Tuesday), 10-noon
What:  Maintain garden beds, an historic fruit orchard, edible perennials, and other historic plantings in this former homestead in the heart of downtown.

REGISTER HERE, Activity #530001-01

July 21 – Hannah’s Garden Work Party

Where: Rotary Park (Owen’s […]

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