NAD Park cleanup nets no surprises

Progress of the munitions investigation at Bremerton’s NAD Park remains on schedule and surprise-free according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which is leading the investigation.

“Things are going really well, and the thing that has really helped us is the weather,” said Mike Nelson, project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps had anticipated a typical Northwest January and February replete with lots of rain and very little sunshine, but the unseasonably dry, warm weather has been a welcomed relief for the crews conducting the investigation, Nelson said.

“We’re mostly finding scrap metal and some expended small arms cartridges,” he said.

The equipment should be moved out of the lower NAD Park before Tuesday. Then crews will concentrate their efforts on the upper NAD Park, he said.

The upper NAD Park will be closed to the public during daylight hours on weekdays but will be open during evening hours and on weekends, he said.

The Boy Scout shop in the upper part of the park will be unaffected by the investigation and the disc golf course will be open on the weekends.

Greg Johnson from the Washington Department of Ecology said he has been impressed by the work of the Army Corps of Engineers.

“I’ve been very impressed with how they’re doing things and how they’re keeping us in the loop,” Johnson said.

The investigation has netted no real surprises as investigators have found pretty much everything they expected to find, he said.

The investigative team also has made

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