The Task Force operates with on a budget of about $15,000 a year. Operation funds come from individual and business contributions, grants and county support. With the exception of a small percentage of barn renovation work, engineer surveying work, and the pedestrian bridge and restroom construction, all project work done to date has been accomplished with volunteers. Over 62,000 volunteer hours have contributed to this project since its inception in 1993.
The Clear Creek Project has four major aspects: 1) Stream sensitive trail development 2) Stream preservation, stream restoration and salmon enhancement 3) Restoration and renovation of an historical landmark barn 4) Educating the public through programs and events at the Interpretive Center, trail signs and public outreach.
The Clear Creek Trail, built by volunteers on donated property in Silverdale, continues to be developed and maintained by a grassroots group of volunteers. The Clear Creek Trail is always expanding the group of trail volunteers by having individuals and organizations adopt sections of the trail. Anyone who would like to help with routine maintenance should give us a call. For information about maintaining the trail, contact the Clear Creek Trail at www.clearcreektrail.org or (360) 434-7665