Hansville Greenway Campaign: Connecting Hawk’s Ponds

Property Description:

Great Peninsula Conservancy, the Hansville Greenway Association, and Kitsap County Parks and Recreation have an exciting opportunity to acquire a beautiful 10-acre parcel on the shores of two ponds and expand the Hansville Greenway. This undeveloped piece of land spans the upland forest between Upper Hawk’s Pond and Lower Hawk’s Pond. Both northern and southern boundaries connect to existing Hansville Greenway property. The wetland and forest habitats support black bears, beavers, river otter, eagles (pictured above), ospreys, fish, and amphibians.

Acquisition of this property will:

  • Add permanent, varied wildlife habitat to the Greenway
  • Provide an unobstructed wildlife corridor from Upper to Lower Hawk’s Pond
  • Prevent development on the property
  • Preserve three acres of mature forest
  • Potential for future trails or viewing platform

Join us for a tour!

Please RSVP to attend an upcoming Saturday morning visit with members from the Hansville Greenway Association and Great Peninsula Conservancy. We’ll meet at the Buck Lake parking lot and coordinate cars to access the site.

Dates: July 22nd, July 29th, August 12th, or August 26th

Tours run from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and again from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

Please direct questions and RSVP by emailing kshawcroft@gmail.com. Include your preferred date and time, name, and number in your party.

View the Hansville Greenway Flyover on Google Earth here.

Administration:  The property will be owned by Kitsap County, as is most of the Hansville Greenway. Great Peninsula Conservancy is assisting with fundraising and will continue to monitor and enforce a conservation easement that it holds on the property that provides extra protection of the ponds and shoreline. Public access to the property will be limited but wildlife will be able to roam freely.


Project costs:  The Hawk’s Ponds project campaign seeks to raise $230,000. The property price is $213,000, administrative and closing costs are $17,000.

As of July 2023, community members have raised $103,000. To succeed in this campaign, please make your donation today by clicking the button below or mailing your check to Great Peninsula Conservancy, 423 Pacific Ave., Ste #300, Bremerton, WA 98337. Earmark Hawk’s Ponds Campaign.

Please direct campaign questions to Great Peninsula Conservancy:



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