Joint Statement from 2nd Mediation Session Port Ludlow Associates and Jefferson County May 20, 2016
The parties met in Seattle on Friday, May 20, 2016, for a full day mediation session with their attorneys and an independent mediator regarding timber harvest in in the Port Ludlow Master Planned Resort (MPR). Port Ludlow resident and PLVC representative Bill Dean observed the mediation.
Discussions between the two parties were frank, and both parties expressed their positions, but then worked hard to find common ground. Although the mediation continues, the parties have tentatively agreed on the principles for managing Open Space Reserves (OSRs) within the MPR consistent with the OSR’s purpose. Those principles, which are intended to be the foundation of a set of forest stewardship plans, include managing the Open Space Reserves to retain healthy standing forests that will enhance the aesthetics of the Master Planned Resort. These forests will have trees of mixed species and different ages that enhance forest health, habitat, aesthetics and passive recreation. The parties also discussed non-OSR parcels, mitigation, and the golf course property, and those discussions will continue.
The parties have agreed to jointly retain an independent professional forester to develop a forest stewardship plan the parties could agree on to achieve the OSR’s goal.
The parties agreed to reconvene the mediation in late July if a formal written settlement is not completed by then.
The May 3, 2016 meeting of the Trails/Natural Resources Committee will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the Bay Club.
No tools needed!
Save them for the Scot’s Broom Sweep May 4, 9:30 – (Meet at the Bay Club)
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Jefferson Healthcare Community Forum and Ground Breaking Ceremony for the New Port Ludlow Clinic
Jefferson Healthcare invites the community to join Jefferson Healthcare’s CEO Mike Glenn and Hospital Commissioners to a community forum and ground breaking ceremony for the new Port Ludlow Clinic on May 11, 2016 at 12 noon at the Port Ludlow Bay Club on Spinnaker Road. Doors open for the community forum at noon with a presentation by Mike Glenn, CEO. After the conclusion of the community forum, everyone is invited to join Mike, the Hospital Commissioners, representatives from Port Ludlow Associates, and Steven Rice, Principal in Charge from Rice Fergus Miller Architects at the clinic site for the ground breaking ceremony. The ceremony is expected to begin about 1:30 pm at the construction site located at the corner of Paradise Road and Breaker Lane, across the street from Kitsap Bank in the Port Ludlow Village.
The forum will be an opportunity for the community to hear details about the new Port Ludlow Clinic, an update on the Emergency and Specialty Services building project, and other Jefferson Healthcare news. Light refreshments will be served.
The Port Ludlow Clinic is designed by Rice Fergus Miller Architects of Bremerton, and the construction will be completed by Port Ludlow Associates.
- Thursday, April 28th 9:30-12:30
- Thursday, May 5th 9:30-12:30
Trails and Trails Stewards;
We’ve done our first growth maintenance of the year which means the following trails have been mown: Timberton, Niblicks, Olympic Terrace, Dunsmuir Cut, Picnic Point and the ABT 26-28. There is still the weed whacking to do in tighter quarters but that will come too. We want to thank you stewards for cutting back those errant blackberries that grow so quickly this time of year and also offer you lots of opportunities to take out any aggression you may have on any of those trail-leaning salmon berries too (if you’re so inclined). Again, thanks for all your help.
Note: We have jumped through the final hoop and now have full approval to build the Osprey Trail. It’s been a long process but we think it will be worth it in the end. We also have the DNR connectors to build (when the adjacent logging is completed) so it could be a great year to come out for a few hours and get some bragging rights as a trail builder. The calls for crews could start soon when a few other distractions are out of the way; so look for your chance then.
Let’s keep improving our trails,
Help Rid Port Ludlow of Scotch Broom
- Scotch broom displaces native and beneficial plants, causing considerable loss of grassland and open forest habitat.
- Seeds and other plant parts are toxic to humans, horses and livestock.
- Renders rangeland and grasslands worthless.
- Interferes with re-establishment of conifer seedlings on harvested forests.
- Dense stands can impede movement of wildlife.
- Potential fire hazard that can increase the intensity of grassland and forest fires.
- Scotch broom is difficult to eradicate due to substantial and long-lived seed bank.
- In Oregon and Washington alone, Scotch Broom causes around $100 million in agricultural and forestry losses yearly.On Wednesday, May 4 the battle continues with the annual Port Ludlow Scotch Broom pull. Volunteers will meet at the Bay Club at 9:30 a.m. to form teams and pinpoint locations.
All volunteers (spouses too) will return to the Bay Club at 12:00 noon for a complimentary barbecue and social time.
Long pants with long sleeve shirt and gloves are recommended. If you have them, please bring pruning shears, saws, and/or loppers.
If you plan to participate, please email John Fillers at email@example.com to let him know, so he can estimate the amount of food required to feed all the volunteers.
Native Garden at Ludlow Falls
Port Ludlow Garden Club – Gardening Day
Earth day / Spring Clean up
Wednesday, April 20th
- 9:30 – 12:30
- 12:00 – 3:00
Thursday, April 21th
- 9:30 – 12:30
- 12:00 – 3:00
3rd Wednesday of each month is gardening day. All gardeners are welcome, membership in the Garden Club is not Required
Thank you for supporting your community on this important issue.