Hansville Greenway Campaign: Connecting Hawk’s Ponds
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.
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, which is a generous bargain sale by the landowner. Administrative and closing costs are $17,000.
As of October 2022, community members have pledged $57,500. To succeed in this campaign, please make your pledge today.
Please direct campaign questions to Great Peninsula Conservancy: