Meeting: December 7th 6:00 pm.

The nice sunny warm days of October ended quickly the first week of November with falling temperatures, rain and even a threat of snow.  During the last week of October the Greenway stewards and volunteers were busy working on the last couple of projects before winter.  They re-established a short section of the outback trail to make it more visable after the logging operation along Hansville Road.  They also cleared brush and cut up a few downed trees blocking the trail.  The trail is now open and runs from Hansville Road to sign post 14 near Lower Hawks Pond.  Blackberry vines in Bear Meadow on the West side of Buck Lake had grown bigger and thicker because of a very wet spring and a warm, dry summer.  We found the densest sections were too much to tackle with string trimmers and a DR mower.  Then along came Dennis Kommer who volunteered his talents and his new brush clearing excavator.  Thanks to Dennis, the blackberry vines and other over-grown vegetation were cleared and the meadow opened for all of us to enjoy the solitude and beautiful view.  Dennis also mowed the section of Otter Meadow just south of Buck Lake.  Many thanks to Dennis Kommer Excavation for all the help.  You can see some pictures of Dennis’ work under the Galleries tab–“meadow mowing.” Thanks also to Stephen at Hansville Repair for twice fixing flat tires from our DR mower.

A reminder that copies of Sid and Craig Knutson’s fine book, “Story of the Hansville Greenway – How a Village Preserved an Ecosystem”, are still available for sale at the Hansville Store.

The Next meeting of the Hansville Greenway Association will be held at the Greater Hansville Community Center at 6:00 pm, Thursday, December 7thThis is our annual Christmas party and“Thanks to all of our Volunteers” meeting and the election of officers for 2018. Refreshments will be served.   Even if you haven’t volunteered but just enjoy walking in the Greenway come and help us thank our volunteers who took the time to keep our Greenway trails among the best in Kitsap County.  Everyone is welcome and it’s easy to be a member, no dues are required.