At the end of October, Deanna Birkholm, publisher of Poulsbo-based Fly Anglers Online, a weekly magazine, wrote a piece for her Web site titled "Problem At Chico Creek."
About eight years ago the same homeowner had posted no-trespassing signs near Chico Creek, she
contacted Kitsap County and figured out that there was a 70-foot right-of-way along the creek.That county property, along with an easement in place, was deemed to grant adequate public access to the creek's mouth.This year the signs went up again and people contacted her
once more."The phone started ringing again," she
said.After some new research, Birkholm and her husband, Jim, editor of Fly Anglers Online, contacted Terry Legg, west side lands supervisor for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, to help them straighten out the property ownership boundaries around the creek.
"It's in the state's lap at this point," Deanna Birkholm