Conservation Sponsor Highlight: Puget Sound to Pacific

Great Peninsula Conservancy is excited to highlight this year’s Conservation Sponsor for the Conservation Celebration event: Puget Sound to Pacific (PS2P)! Read more to learn about this collaboration to connect Kitsap to the coast with a network of multi-use trails.

Puget Sound to Pacific (PS2P) Collaborative envisions a greenway and multi-use trail between Kitsap ferries and La Push

Imagine connecting our West Sound and Pacific Coast communities with a network of multi-use trails doubling as wildlife corridor with ecological conservation and restoration. That’s the vision of the Puget Sound to Pacific Collaborative.  

The North Kitsap Trails Association, Bainbridge Island Parks & Trails Foundation, and the Peninsula Trails Coalition joined forces to create the Puget Sound to Pacific Collaborative, which submitted a funding application this February for planning and design of gaps, community connections, and safety improvements in the unified Sound to Olympics and Olympic Discovery Trail networks. 

Thirteen cities, counties, tribes and state agencies collaborated to present 34 planning and design tasks for funding by the USDOT Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program. See the full application at www.ps2p.org  

While notification on the application will come by the end of June, the shared information and collaboration among partners is already a boon to this combined ongoing initiative.

One hundred miles are built and signed, while another 100 miles need to be designed and built, including community connections to bring the benefits of active transportation and greenways to all the communities along the way. And by the way, the PS2P is the westernmost segment of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 3,700 mile Great American Rail Trail between Washington, D. C. and Washington State, which is also more than half built.  

Supporters of the PS2P Collaborative are proud to be Conservation Sponsors of Great Peninsula Conservancy, which plays such a vital role in conserving and enhancing land with habitat integral to the PS2P mission.

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