Community campaign receives match to expand Hansville Greenway

An eagle on Upper Hawk's Pond.

Another conservation win is in the books for the Hansville Greenway.

A new 10-acre expansion to the 345-acre greenspace in North Kitsap closed at the end of 2023 thanks to a community-led campaign and public-private collaboration. Great Peninsula Conservancy and volunteers from the Hansville Greenway Association raised over $100,000, which leveraged supplemental funding OK’d by the county commissioners to use Kitsap County Conservation Futures funds to purchase the parcel, a GPC news release states.

Kitsap Parks owns the parcel, and GPC holds a conservation easement. “This project exemplifies how GPC partners with willing landowners, community organizations, and agencies to make land protection possible,” said Nathan Daniel, GPC executive director.