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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: August 3, 2011

Contact: Greg Case, District Liasion for Kitsap County
Commissioner Josh Brown

No: 2011-054


Reconveyance of Newberry Hill Heritage Park Approved

(Port Orchard, WA) – Kitsap County Commissioners voted to approve the reconveyance of the last 315 acre parcel of Newberry Hill Heritage Park. The completion, years in the making, allows the Department of Natural Resources to reconvey the land to the County at no cost beyond staff costs related to the process of transferring ownership. “This is very exciting news for the Central Kitsap community. For generations to come, this Park will serve as a safe place for families to come and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us,” Comissioner Josh Brown stated.

The reconveyance now goes back to the Department of Natural resources for their expected approval. Pending their approval, Kitsap County Parks & Recreation takes over maintenance of the property and will begin instituting its designed and approved multi-use trail system with grant money provided to the Recreation and Conservation Office. The approved new trail system will include horseback riding trails, hiking only trails, and will also include the decommissioning of some of the trails that currently reside in a wetland on the property.

The reconveyance is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The construction and maintenance of the trails will be ongoing by both the County and the Stewardship Committee. Funds are being raised now for the completion of the wildlife viewing platform along with signs to be placed throughout the trails.



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