Saturday’s Work Party. There were only eight volunteers who showed up to help on Saturday (2/1/14), but what they accomplished was amazing. Thanks to all the volunteers who take care of and maintain the Illahee Preserve!
Mushroom Heaven. We have been amazed by the numbers of mushrooms in the Illahee Preserve this fall and thus the description of the Preserve as a possible “mushroom heaven”. And today (Friday) we saw a mushroom unlike anything we have ever seen before. Hopefully it is easily identified – please let us know so we can pass the information on.
Saturday (8/11/12) Opportunities. This coming Saturday (8/11/12) Illahee residents will have two community opportunities.
Members of the Illahee Community are invited to the
Gilberton-Brownsville Community Picnic
12:30-4:00 p.m. August 11, 2012
8811 Illahee Rd NE – Brownsville United Methodist Church lawns, across from Brownsville Elementary School.
The church is celebrating the 60 years in the community by having a FREE BBQ and all the trimmings for our neighbors and honoring the Gilberton homestead – 120 years ago.
Bring your family, visit with friends, meet your neighbors, tell history stories and have fun. There will be heritage displays and artifacts, CK Fire and Rescue engine and games for children and adults. Perhaps people in our small communities can gather and talk and see how much we have in common! Did you know that the Brownsville Church was the 1916 Seabeck Elementary School barged from Hood Canal around Kitsap Peninsula to Gilberton in 1956? Below are historical photos of the building on the barge and landing in Gilberton.
Do you have stories about our community? Please join us!
Brush Picking Report on Front Page. The illegal brush picking in the Illahee Preserve received front page coverage on Wednesday. We were surprise the first time Illahee brush picking made the front page of the Kitsap Sun and again yesterday. See the photo below. The story is at the following link: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jan/31/illegal-brush-picking-in-illahee-on-the-rise/ We are beginning to realize just how important the Illahee Preserve is to the surrounding community, as more and more people discover it and use it. Someday it will probably be the only forested area in the Bremerton – Silverdale area as we noticed the logging today of another forested area on McWilliams west of SR 303.