Thanks to countless donors, the biggest Bainbridge Island Land Trust acquisition in its history, with assistance and management from our Park District, is now a reality open to the public. Trail workers are putting finishing touches on the main Hilltop Trail this week, finally completing access to this crucial tract of undeveloped land that connects East and West Grand Forest, creating the largest wildlife corridor on the Island.
Posted by Julie Hall on December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm
[From Kitsap Sun, August 29, 2013. See credits and photo caption at end of this posting.]
Assisted by a state grant, the Powels removed bulkheads and shoreline armoring from more than a quarter-mile of their Bainbridge Island property in Port Madison.
Bainbridge Island Land Trust coordinated the project. Other participants in the project include the City, Puget Sound Partnership, Suquamish Tribe, Washington Sea Grant and many other agencies. The goal is to restore the shoreline to a more natural form, and make for a more healthy shoreline.
One of our endorsed candidates for City Council, Val Tollefson, is a long-time member and leader of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust.
Photo Caption: Babe Kehres, a member of the Powel family, talks Thursday about the removal of the bulkhead and the restoration of the natural shoreline as she stands between the shoreline and the pool at her family’s Bainbridge Island estate. MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN
Read more: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2013/aug/29/no-headline—powel_project_083013/#ixzz2hA4Y4u42 (access to some content requires subscription)
After receiving a windfall of funds from the Washington State Ferries settlement, the city of Bainbridge Island spent years deciding what to do with it.
Aiming the money at the city’s ailing Waterfront Park, the city now wants to discuss how it will spend its windfall.
by RICHARD D. OXLEY, Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
posted May 30, 2013 at 1:18 PM— updated May 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM