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.
Salmon are running
Update: This past week about 25 salmon were seen in the creek! Easier to spot now that they have turned white. Best places to view include the Ridgetop observation deck and the Creek Bridge behind Goodwill.
Every year, when the rains come, the creeks fill and salmon return to their natal creek to spawn. It's an awe inspiring sight to see!
Watch Chum, Coho and possibly Chinook fight their way upstream either at the Ridgetop observation deck or at the Pedestrian Bridge off Kitsap Place.
Learn about salmon species, their life cycles, and the role you play in their survival at this link:
To learn more about maintaining healthy salmon habitat along Clear Creek, write to us:
Tuesday, November 29
Day of Giving
Giving Tuesday, described as a global generosity movement, is held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. There are so many great causes to support. Please consider the Clear Creek Trail in your giving.
Last year, the Task Force was able to repair around 64 planks in the aging boardwalks, support the Salmon in the Classroom program and host 8 community work parties to maintain the almost 8 miles of community built trail.
Lumber is a bit pricier these days. We buy 12 foot 2"x6" boards at $18 a board. For 20 bucks, you could buy a board to replace two rotten ones.
The Salmon in the Classroom program services 24 schools, both public and private, in Central Kitsap, Bremerton, and Poulsbo. We also raise salmon from the Grover's Creek Hatchery at the Interpretive Center for home school groups and others who wish to participate in releasing salmon into Clear Creek.
With your donation, you can ensure the 25 tanks will last another 25 years.
To learn more about the Clear Creek Task Force and how you can join in the fun, write to us:
Wednesday, November 30
From Trolls to Healthy Habitat
Under our Clear Creek Bridge has become a favorite place to drag cardboard, palettes and other trash to create an illegal shelter. We have installed signs warning that camping, fires and loitering are not allowed.
The next step is to transform the riparian area from a dump to a sea of swordferns!
Join us from 10a until 2p or so. Meet some neat people dedicated to restoring salmon habitat along the Clear Creek Trail.
This is a rain or shine event so dress for the weather, layers and sturdy shoes are best!
The bridge is located at the eastern end of Kitsap Place behind Ross Dress for Less. There is plenty of parking there.
Lunch will be provided by the Task Force but we will need your RSVP. Write to us at: