The Fox Island Sand Spit
The Fox Island Sand Spit is located on the western tip of Fox Island, at 55
Bella Bella Dr.
The spit offers public access to the Fox Island
waterfront, and features picnic areas, beach
walks, bird watching and walk-in
kayak launch. The property is owned by PenMet Parks.
Eagle Scouts make improvements to Sandspit
This summer has been a busy one for Fox Island's Troop 27 Boy
Senior Patrol Leader Matthew W. recently completed his
Eagle Project by adding a new
trail connecting the Fox Island Sandspit to the upper parking lot.
This re-routes foot traffic from the parking lot out of the
street on Island Blvd. through the woods, making for a safer and
shorter route to the park gate area.
C. took on another of three Eagle Projects at the Fox Island
Sandspit, enhancing and re-routing the trail from the Demolay
clubhouse area to the beach.
The old trail followed a straight,
downhill path, which became muddy and slippery in the winter.
The new trail has added switchbacks, making the slope more gentle
and less slippery.
Jarrett S. completed the trail expansion project by clearing
out some overgrown beach area near the end of Ian's trail, and built
two picnic tables for the Fox Island Sandspit.
The area was
previously overrun by blackberries, and had taken over more than
half of the lawn area near the Southwest corner of the park.
The new tables compliment the other
two picnic tables built in 2012 by Spencer
G., also of Troop 27.
Scouts from Venture Crew 27 removed moss from the roof of the
old Demolay Clubhouse building.
Cameron Allen, Colin Wilson, Nathan David, Sravan Konda and Spencer
Godfrey all of Fox Island's
Boy Scout Troop 27 have earned the Eagle Scout award in 2012.
Scouts organized volunteers to complete service projects at the Fox Island
Allen helped renovate the Fox Island Sandspit's old Demolay
building, by removing an unsafe chimney and repairing the wall where
it once stood.
The salvaged bricks were used by Nathan David's Eagle project,
where he replaced a set of rotting stairs leading down to the beach,
near the sandspit.
built raised walkways for the
Fox Island Nature
Center, Spencer Godfrey built two beautiful new cedar picnic tables for the sandspit's
Troop 27 Scouts Help Clean Up Fox Island Sand Spit
||On Saturday, June 11, 2011 Boy Scouts from Fox Island's
Troop 27 organized a work party to help PenMet Parks clean up the Fox Island
Sand Spit, which was recently acquired from the Tacoma Demolay organization.
With state funding approved recently during the 2011 legislative session,
the plans to improve the property for public use can proceed.
the property Saturday included demolishing an old swimming float, removing invasive
plant species and installing no trespassing signs at the boundaries of the
Ivy removal from the old growth cedar trees.
Scouts Cameron and Colin install a new no trespassing
sign at the southern boundary of the sand spit property.
Senator Kilmer Helps Provide State Funding for
Sand Spit Improvements
On Thursday, June 23, 2011 former
Washington state Senator
Derek Kilmer confirmed the state funding for
improvements to the sand spit were included in this
"As chairman of the capital
budget, I was pleased to include $1,267,875 in the
final budget. It's an important project, and I was
happy to advocate for it. Please let me know
if I can ever lend a hand."