Wildlife Photos. We have been asked to keep including wildlife photos in our updates. There haven’t been as many deer along one area of Illahee Road this year probably because of the construction, which has been helpful to some gardeners. The deer picture below is off of Sunset with the deer going into the Illahee Preserve.
Dear Kitsap County Commissioners,
I am the property owner of 5586 Thompson Lane NE Bremerton which is located within the Illahee Preserve. I have the property for sale. The purpose of this email is informing the County of my intention to sell and give opportunity to the County to purchase the property there by reaching a goal of the Illahee Preserve Stewardship Plan.
According to the Illahee Preserve Stewardship Plan, which Kitsap County Commissioners adopted in 2003, the County is encouraged to purchase property that is within the Preserve. Page 22, section 7, of the Master Plan states, “(i) This 20 acre area consists of 14 platted lots owned by three separate private individuals.” and “(ii) The County should, over time, purchase these lots.” Again on page 23, section 3, the Master Plan again calls to “(ii) Acquire those properties surrounding the forest, as recommended in this plan.”
My property is a one acre parcel with a private well that produces 10 GPM. The property contains a house that is in need of repair or removal, a barn and a shed both in good condition. The property contains rhododendron, lilac, mock orange, hydrangea and blueberry bushes; dogwood, curly willow, holly, snowball, apple, pear, plum, cherry and various evergreen trees; grape vines, roses and various other plants. This parcel would be ideal for the Environmental Education Interpretive Center the Stewardship Plan (p. 22) speaks of because it is relatively level, has power and water on site, and is close to “…both the Old Growth Preserve and the Trail Area, and could serve well as a centralized parking are for both.”(p. 22)
I have contacted the adjacent property owner who leases his property to 12 different residents. All 12 homes are served by one well that produces only 3 GPM and residence, at times, have had to ration their water. I have also contacted the Suquamish Tribe because they have expressed an interest in owning the property. It is currently listed on Craigslist at http://seattle.craigslist.
Thank you for your time and I hope to have a return email.