From its inception, the Task Force has been a strong grass roots movement. Volunteers, especially youth, come from all corners of the community - students, scouts and Alternative to Detention juveniles - to build, maintain and take ownership.
With the retirement of Trail Boss Randy Peterson, a new program was implemented to help maintain the trail that Randy had taken care of almost everyday for 18 years. Adoption groups commit to a portion of the trail with the expectation of performing trail maintenance and repairs on a regular basis. Duties include picking up litter, cutting back brush, mowing, leaf cleanup, invasive plant control and reporting damage, vandalism or other harmful predicaments.
Known for strong partnerships with community businesses, schools, service and military organizations, some have adopted a section of trail: Kiwanis Club of Silverdale, Silverdale Sunrise Lions, Command Submarine Group 9, Kitsap Atheists and Agnostics, Naval Operation Support Center, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Jeff Reed All State Insurance, Boy Scout Troop 4554 and the USCG Sea Devil.
Each year, larger work parties such as January’s Martin Luther King Family Service Day, April’s Earth Day, June’s National Trails Day and United Way’s Day of Caring are other events that bring volunteers together to “get ‘er done.”
Clear Creek Trail loves do-it-yourself volunteers who help maintain the Trail. The guidelines guarantee hours of free, fun recreation. When you walk the Trail carry a small pair of garden clippers so when you encounter a sagging branch or a blackberry vine creeping across the Trail, you can give it a quick snip.
A plastic bag comes in handy when you see litter along the trail. Garbage cans are located at the Interpretive Center, Ridgetop Pavilion, All Star Lanes, Markwick Park, Dog/Skate Park, and Schold Road Trailhead.
Report a Problem
If you come across trail damage or dangerous situations, please contact and report the issue to 360.434.7665 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Thank you for lending a hand and keeping the Clear Creek Trail well kept. It’s a testimony of what a community can accomplish together. Shoot us an email and we’ll send you notes about work parties and other fun and educational events.
This pattern, Reforestation, is taken from a traditional Suquamish basket design