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.

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 by December 31st, 2022. The property price is $213,000, which is a generous bargain sale by the landowner. Administrative and closing costs are $17,000.

To succeed in this campaign, please make your donation today. The first $25,000 received will be matched by an anonymous donor! The Hansville Greenway Association has launched the campaign with a $9,000 gift from a generous bequest to the organization.

  • To donate online, click the button below. Please consider covering the 3% credit card processing fee.
  • To donate by check, please earmark your gift “Hansville Campaign” and mail to:
    • Great Peninsula Conservancy
      423 Pacific Ave., Suite 300
      Bremerton, WA 98337
  • To make a stock donation:
    • Contact GPC’s broker at Morgan Stanley
      Bruce Bennett: (360) 613-1974

Please direct campaign questions to Great Peninsula Conservancy:

Katherine Tacke
Development Manager