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Citizens Launch Petition to Protect Off-Leash Dog Rights at Pritchard Park

A petition campaign was launched yesterday afternoon, March 22, requesting that the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) stipulate off-leash dog hours in its land transfer to the Park District. COBI is transferring ownership of Pritchard Park, which includes rare public beach access on Bainbridge Island, to the Park District. Pritchard Park is comprised of three…

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Photo Essay: Blakely Harbor Park Improve- ments

by Paul Brians The Bainbridge Island Park District has been making considerable progress in its development of Blakely Harbor Park for recreation, historical preservation, and conservation. Here are photos taken recently of the Park, located on southeast Bainbridge.                                  …

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Three Proposed Development Projects Need Your Input

The City of Bainbridge Island is looking for public input on three very different proposed development projects. The first is for ten buildings to be built on 4.5 acres of undeveloped land accessed by the road serving Manzanita Park and the Saddle Club. The developer, Tseng Properties LLC, wants to offer light manufacturing uses such as…

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Discover Williams-Olson Park on Manzanita Bay: A Photo Essay

by Julie Hall and Paul Brians [This article was corrected and updated August 4, 2014, at 9:52 a.m.] The Williams-Olson Park has been a well-kept secret that locals in the neighborhood have enjoyed since it opened about seven years ago. But to many the Park is a new discovery because of recent changes made by the…

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The Hanging Garden of Rockaway Beach: A Photo Essay

by Paul Brians Residents of Rockaway Beach Drive are doubtless happy to have both lanes of the road back since work ended on the slope-retention project. Viewed from the ferry, the metallic terraces look jarringly artificial, but the plantings there will soon transform it into a lush hanging garden.            …

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Hit the Beach for Super Summer Low Tides

Some of the lowest tides of the year are happening around Puget Sound through the weekend and into next week. Here are the far out lows for Bainbridge Island. Friday July 11 10:35 a.m. -2.8 Saturday July 12 11:21 a.m. -3.1 Sunday July 13  12:07 p.m. -3.1 Monday July 14 12:54 p.m. -2.6 Tuesday July…

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Low Tides Hit Prime Time

Super low tides are pulling down the breeches on our beaches. Here are the midday lows on Bainbridge Island for the next few days: Saturday 12:30 p.m. -3.07 feet Sunday 1:16 p.m. -2.79 feet Monday 2:03 p.m. -2.06 feet Tuesday 2:52 p.m. -0.91 feet   Photo of Battle Point Beach by Julie Hall. 

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National Marina Day

Don’t Miss Saturday’s Boater’s Fair: A Little Something for Everyone

If you have even the slightest interest in anything related to boating, the City of Bainbridge Island wants to reel you in this Saturday, June 14, with its Waterfront Park Boater’s Fair in honor of National Marina Day. The event is being organized by the City through Tami Allen who is the BIPD’s Harbormaster, the…

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Far out! A Week of Prime Time Low Tides

Low tides with fine warm weather this week make for excellent beach time. Here are the prime time lows for Bainbridge Island: Monday 11:17 a.m. -0.6 feet low tide Tuesday 11:56 a.m. -1.12 feet low tide Wednesday 12:34 p.m. -1.32 feet low tide Thursday 1:12 p.m. -1.24 feet low tide Friday 1:51 p.m. -0.91 feet low tide Related Stories…

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Beware of Clamzilla! Clamming Prohibited into Perpetuity at Fay Bainbridge Park

Clamzilla, also known as Camille Speck of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, is a biologist in charge of the Puget Sound Bivalve Management Project. Her job is to protect all creatures clammy, setting seasons and closures for recreational fisheries. Clamzilla came to Bainbridge Island yesterday, April 8, to assist the Bainbridge Island Park…

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Updates on Bainbridge UFO (Unidentified Floating Object)

More information has surfaced about the large red capsule-shaped UFO we reported sighted on the beach at 4252 Crystal Springs Drive yesterday, February 27. At least two other Bainbridge Islanders found the mystery floater washed ashore near their homes in the last week. On February 20, the Ransoms discovered it on their Pleasant Beach Drive beach and responded with…

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Crystal Springs Mystery Floater: Do Not Attempt to Swallow, Hit with Hammer or Insert

It’s back. The large red cylindrical object that was sighted washed ashore on Crystal Springs earlier this week has turned up again on the beach, this time in front of 4252 Crystal Springs. Bainbridge Islander Jeff Fraga first reported it to Inside Bainbridge on the evening of February 25. He estimated it to be about six…

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Keep Deadly Styrofoam out of Our Waters: Recycle Dropoff at Bay Hay This Weekend

As a CoastSaver volunteer I have seen the Styrofoam horror that besieges our ocean and coastlines. Think “horror” sounds hyperbolic? When you witness how the stuff endlessly breaks into smaller components without biodregrading, and when you attempt to pick up its multitude of minute fragments from otherwise pristine environments like Rialto Beach, you conclude there…

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Marine Preserve Protection Sought for Fay Bainbridge After Clammers Damage Vital Eelgrass Beds

As low tide days often do, an extreme subzero tide last July 21 brought out clammers around our area. At Fay Bainbridge, dozens of people showed up to harvest horse clams. The day’s low tide also brought out beach naturalists Maradel Gale and Robert Dashiell to lead a Beach Naturalist event at Fay Bainbridge. What…

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A Day at the New Land Trust Shoreline Preserve Photo Essay

by Paul Brians One of the top priorities of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) is the preservation of as much as possible of the few remaining stretches of undeveloped Island shoreline. So it was celebrated as a major accomplishment when BILT Stewardship Director Brenda Padgham, with help from a team of experts, succeeded last…

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Photos of the Day: Baby Harbor Seal Listens to Mama at Fay Bainbridge Beach

A young harbor seal stayed put on the beach today at Fay Bainbridge Park while its mother swam nearby. Kindergarten teacher Kathy Schott, who was supervising her Island School class during an all-school beach outing, observed the young seal wiggle away from the chilly water and cozy up to driftwood as the tide rose. Island school students…

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Health District Lifts Eagle Harbor Swim Ban

The Kitsap Public Health District just announced that the swim ban issued August 31 because of a large sewage leak into Eagle Harbor is officially lifted. Health District spokesperson Stuart Whitford told me that multiple samples of the water in the Harbor taken yesterday, September 9, have been found to be within standard. Workers are removing…

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Did a Bainbridge Paddleboard Business Knowingly Rent During the Sewage Spill Swim Ban?

At the start of Labor Day weekend, on Friday August 30, upwards of 450,000 gallons of raw sewage burst through a broken sewer main in Winslow and began leaking into nearby Eagle Harbor. The following day, August 31, the City of Bainbridge Island discovered the broken line at Donald Place, located near the beach between…

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Bainbridge Land Trust Secures $1.2 Million in Grant Funding for Shoreline Preserve

With two major grant requests approved this month, the Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) has secured a 12.5-acre parcel of unspoiled shoreline and upland habitat sitting pretty for permanent conservation. The land’s 7.43 acres of mature, second-growth forest soar above high sandbanks, or “feeder bluffs,” gradually eroding into the sand-and-gravel beach that stretches 550 linear…

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The Sharks Among Us in Puget Sound and Jawesome Factoids

Ever since I was scared out of my seat watching JAWS as a kid, I have loved sharks. Why? Because my fear of them based on seeing that movie (and first reading the book by Peter Benchley) motivated me to learn about them, and learning about them made me admire them and grow concerned for…

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