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Letters from April 29

Thanks again

It takes a village to create a trail

Once again, about 85 students from Marie Crumb’s Central Kitsap High School classes hiked to the Clear Creek Trail for their 12th annual Earth Day community event. This year they put in 600 feet of trail and took out Scotch broom to complete the new portion of the trail on the west side of Clear Creek from Bucklin Hill Road to Ridgetop Boulevard. It is a wonderful section of the trail.

The trail was made possible by the generous access provided by the owners of the properties. Taco Bell provided lunch for all those hungry kids as they have since the beginning of all our work on the trail. Dori Leckner of County Parks and Charlie Munoz of Public Works provided tools. James Cone and Sid Williams from Silverdale Water District also brought tools and helped direct the effort. Roy Meyers from the Kiwanis club, Nadean Ross, and Pete Saunders returned again this year to point the eager kids in the right direction.

The energy and enthusiasm of the students really keeps us pumped up. In spite of the hard work, they remained focused and cheerful the entire time. It is so much fun to be around them. The support provided by our friends and the County and business community is vital to their success. This shared community spirit is what makes this entire project so neat.

For all of you who made this such a successful event — thanks a million.

TEX LEWIS

Clear Creek Task Force

Silverdale

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