Located on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, Clear Creek Trail is almost 8 miles from Silverdale Waterfront Park on Dyes Inlet north to Trigger Avenue. It follows Clear Creek as it meanders through riparian areas, wetlands, and remnant forests. Hard to believe it's in the middle of a highly developed urban area.
June 7 thru June 30
Discovery Play Days!
Discovery Play Days is back with a twist that will be sure to be fun and exciting!
Discovery Play Days offers hands-on activities and outdoor education for young children (3 – 10 year-olds) and their parents or guardians.
Pre-Covid, we've had Storytime with Miss Aleah, the youth librarian at the Silverdale Library before a crafty activity and then an exploration along the Clear Creek Trail.
This year, were exploring the outdoors, safely. Our first exploration happens at Old Mill Park in Silverdale. There you'll find 15 stations of the book, "Between the Tides."
Pick up an activity kit at the Silverdale Library for a fun, learning adventure on your own or with Beach Naturalists on June 23rd, from 10am - noon.
Book your adventure with a WSU trained Beach Naturalist to find out what kind of critters are hiding under rocks and what kind of plants grow in salt water.
On June 23rd, we'll meet up at Old Mill Park for the scheduled walks with WSU Beach Naturalists. We'll send an invite from Signup Genius when we receive your email.
Dress for the weather; this is a rain or shine event.
Sunday, June 13
Clear Creek Citizen Scientists
Citizen Scientists wanted for water quality monitoring around the mouth of Clear Creek.
We'll be collecting data from four sites, two south of the Bucklin Hill Bridge and two to the north of the bridge.
Two teams will collect data on dissolved oxygen, nitrates, nitrites, amonia and flow in the field. Further tests in the lab will discover levels of alkalinity, acidity, copper, phosphates and zinc.
Join us from noon until 4:30p. at the Clear Creek Interpretive Center, 9641 Levin Road.
Please wear your masks. And let us know your shoe size so we can provide waders. This is a rain or shine event, so dress for the weather and we guarantee you'll learn lots and have fun!
Please shoot us a text or email if you're able to help out. Thanks!
Saturday, June 19
Another great opportunity for local Citizen Scientists!
In addition to monitoring the water quality of Clear Creek, we have also been monitoring vegetation along the five transects around the mouth of Clear Creek.
We'll be collecting data from five sites, two south of the Bucklin Hill Bridge and two to the north of the bridge and one in the area north of All Star Lanes.
This is the perfect time of year to increase your knowledge of native plants and see wildflowers in bloom.
Since this is tidal dependent, we'll host two sessions; one for the early birds at 0800 and one for the night owls at 3:30p.
Sturdy shoes, gloves and masks are the fashion of the day. Dress for the weather because this is a rain or shine event.
Join us at the Clear Creek Interpretive Center, 9641 Levin Road.