The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District trails advisory committee is hosting a trail work party Saturday, March 26th from 10a-2p crew and volunteers will be working at the Grand Forest East. Come and join us! Volunteers need to come prepared for the weather and bring a snack, water, gloves, and their favorite trail tool. The Park District will provide an assortment of tools as well. For questions or comments contact Dan Hamlin at 206.842.3373 or by email at
This month Soccer is providing some of the volunteer force, so come join the fun.
Our next TAC Meeting is next Monday at 7pm. Join me at the Strawberry Hill Park Administration Building on March 14th. We will go over our impressive work party list as well as updates on the transfer of the State Parks. I also want to go over the latest version of the Trails Management Plan. Yes I’m bringing it back. I submitted a session proposal for the April WRPA conference and they accepted it so I will be presenting our Trails program next month at the conference and I want to get the plan finished, we are very close.
I have attached the plan so please give it a look through and we can discuss it at the meeting. This is not the vision plan that has been being discussed, that will be coming soon. We’ll discuss the vision plan and how it will be developed as well at this meeting.
If you have any agenda items send them my way for consideration.
Park Services Supervisor
Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Rec District
Come join us tomorrow at the Grand Forest West.
Saturday, February 26th from 10a-2p crew and volunteers with the BI Cross Country Team will be working at the Grand Forest West to improve wet sections of the trail. We’ll meet in the parking lot off of Miller Rd. Come and join us! Volunteers need to come prepared for the weather and bring a snack, water, gloves, and their favorite trail tool. The Park District will provide an assortment of tools as well.
For questions or comments contact Dan Hamlin at 206.842.3373 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope your Holiday season went well. We are back at it in the New Year. We look forward to you joining the members of the Trails Advisory Committee on Saturday Jan 22 from 10am to 2pm at Gazzam Lake Preserve. We will be working on cleaning up the “mucky” spots by removing organic material and filling with gravel or soil to raise those portions of the trail where needed. Meet us at the Deerpath entry off of Baker Hill Rd. If you arrive after 10 am just walk up the main trail and you should find us. I predict we will not make it past the first trail intersection on the 22nd so we should be easy to find. There will be maps posted of the work site.
As always, dress appropriately for the work and the weather, bring you favorite tool and prepare for fun.
For questions or comments contact Dan Hamlin at 206.842.3373.
The TAC meeting is still on for Monday Dec 13th, 7pm, but the location is the Strawberry Hill Center. You drive past the Administration building and take the first left then proceed past the tennis court into the parking area of the Center. The building is just South of the playground.
I wanted to send out a note that the TAC meetings are now going to be held on the Second Monday of each month. We voted at the last meeting to move the date in an attempt to fit the meetings into more members schedules.
So the next meeting is to be held at the Strawberry Hill Administration building, 7pm, Monday December 13th. Anyone can attend.
For questions or comments call Dan at 842-3373.
Looking for a way to work off that Thanksgiving pie while gaining community pride and supporting your Park District. Join us at the Grand Forest West on Saturday November 27th from 10am to 2pm to work on the South end of the main trail. We are still trying to complete the upgrade of the SW portion of the main trail off of Miller Rd. There will be maps up at every trail head with the work party location shown.
Bring your favorite trail tool and gloves and join us. Please RSVP to email@example.com or by phone at 206-245-7385.
Help support a community trail. Work is being done tomorrow on the path along Sportsmans Club leading up to New Brooklyn. The work party is from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring shovels, rakes, clippers and wheelbarrows.
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Saturday October 30th from 10a-2p crew and volunteers will be working at the Grand Forest West clearing brush and upgrading the trail surface to meet our main trail standard. Come and join us! Volunteers need to come prepared for the weather and bring a snack, water, gloves, and their favorite trail tool. The Park District will provide an assortment of tools as well.
For questions or comments contact Dan Hamlin at 206.842.3373 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need to drop a note to let everyone know that Eric and I are attending the Washington Trails Association Conference this weekend so we will not be having a work party this Saturday.
The next TAC work party is scheduled for Oct 30th from 10am to 2pm. Please bring your favorite trail tool, gloves, snack and join us at the Grand Forest West to work on the South loop of the main trail. We are hoping for a good turnout so we can complete some much needed upgrading work on portions of that trail. The Boy Scouts were there in September and made significant progress. We will meet at the Parking area at 10am. If you arrive later just walk the trail all the way down towards where it intersects Miller Rd across from Bainbridge Gardens and you should find someone there working.
Last month we had a very low turnout and pulled out by noon, so if you think you will be there but will be coming in the afternoon just let me know and we will keep someone on site to assist and direct the work needed.
Email me at dan @ biparks.org or call my office at 206-842-3373.