Every Saturday in November, Keep Gazzam Wild, a group dedicated to preventing construction of a proposed road and housing development on 30 acres adjacent to Gazzam Lake Preserve, is guiding walks through the section of the park in question. The walk lasts about 45 minutes and requires some dexterity as the trail is unimproved.
The Bainbridge Park District says it will fund the purchase of the parcel if Keep Gazzam Wild can raise $225,000 toward the purchase by the end of 2011. They’ve raised much but not all of the money needed, and the deadline is approaching. You can read more about Keep Gazzam Wild and the Gazzam parcel here.
Here are photos taken by Islander Paul Brians on the day of the first walk. Most of them are of the area that Keep Gazzam Wild is trying to protect.
Keep Gazzam Wild is hosting a fundraising garage sale on December 3 at 6705 Baker Hill Road. They are looking for donations and help spreading the word. Drop off is available at the BI Aquatic Center lobby. Call Kathy Cooper at 313-4987 if you need more information or would like items picked up.
Photos by Paul Brians.Photos from the First Keep Gazzam Wild Walk,