The warm sunny days of Summer are turning into the cloudy, cool and windy days of November. With the falling leaves and colors it’s a great time to take a walk through the pristine Greenway trails.  There’a always something interesting to see and experience. This is a prime time to see migrating, birds stopping by on their way South.

During November, you can count on a few very windy conditions and some branches and even trees may fall near or on the talls.  If you encounter any that may block passage on any of the trails, please report it to us with an email message to greenway@hansville.org or contact us on facebook or on our website: hansvillegreenway.org.

Our community and the Greenway Association lost a very dedicated friend and volunteer.  Martin Adams passed away in late September.  Martin played an important role during the beginning stages of more than two decades of development with trail design and construction.  He was a board member of the Greenway Association involved in the planning and acquisition of new trail land and Norwegian Point Park.  In 2010 Martin was recognized by Kitsap County as an outstanding County Government Volunteer and a plaque in his honor was added to the Kitsap County Wall of Honor.  Martin’s nomination for this award was based on him being “one of the primary volunteers for the Hansville Greenway and other Hansville area parks for more than 10 years” and for “his most significant contribution” being to lead design and construction of the Greenway’s most complex project, the 2009 bridge over Hawk’s Hole Creek.  Whenever a tree fell across a trail he was one of the first ones there to remove it.

The Greenway Association is planning to honor Martin by naming a trail or a specific project in his name.  We are seeking your input for what that might be.  Please send us your ideas to our website or on Facebook.  We look forward to getting you suggestions.

The next Greenway Association meeting will be December 7th, 6:00 p.m.  at the Greater hansville Community Center.  Please Join us and learn more about the trail system and how you can become involved.