Hansville Greenway Update 

Remembering Martin Adams 

On June 15th friends and volunteers of the Hansville Greenway installed a plaque honoring our dear friend, Martin Adams who passed away in September, 2017.  The plaque was purchased through generous contributions from Martin’s many friends.  Martin played an important role during the early beginning stages of more than two decades of Greenway development by providing trail design and leading trail construction efforts. 

Martin’s legacy was being the lead designer and construction supervisor of the Greenway’s most complex project, the 2009 bridge over Hawk’s Hole Creek. This was his vision.  It is fitting that the bridge has been dedicated in his honor.  It is now known by his many friends as the Martin Adams bridge at Hawk’s Hole Creek. 

Martin was a board member of the Greenway Association involved in the planning an acquisition of new trail land and Norwegian Point Park.  In 2010 he was recognized by Kitsap County as an outstanding County Government Volunteer.  His name is displayed on the Kitsap County Wall of Honor. 

The annual fourth grade habitat field trips are now over and has again been a big success thanks to Van Bergan who stepped up to be the program’s coordinator.  The Greenway Association has hosted the educational field trips for North Kitsap School District students since 1997. Van would like to thank Mary Pitrofff and Ken Shawcroft, both former coordinators, for providing guidance on coordinating all the many necessary details.  Great job Van!  The Greenway Association would also like to thank the Suguamish Tribe for a money grant to help fund the cost of bus transportation in order to continue this important educational program. 

The next Hansville Greenway Association meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6th at 6:00 pm at the Greater Hansville Community Center.  In the meantime, you can always get more information about the trails and volunteer projects by going to our website: www.hansvillegreenway.org.