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April News

With so many events to look forward to this month, GPC members have lots of opportunities to get outside and celebrate springtime with us!




Misery Point Ribbon Cutting

Join GPC and Leadership Kitsap on Saturday, April 30th from 12:00 - 2:00pm for a ceremonial ribbon cutting!

This beautiful preserve will be a stop on Washington Water Trails - so feel free to arrive by car or by a non-motorized boat, like a kayak!


Lichens and Moss Walk

Banner Forest 

GPC is thrilled to have 2020's Volunteer of the Year John Foltz leading our upcoming Lichens and Moss Walk & Talk on Friday, April 29th from 10am-12pm.

Join us to learn a little about the history of Banner Forest Heritage Park and A LOT about the lichens and moss that thrive there.


Kitsap Great Give

Are you going to show up for the Kitsap Great Give

This is your chance to join people across the peninsula as they choose to give! GPC is going bigger than ever before, with a goal of $25,000 that will be matched thanks to a generous supporter.

As a nonprofit land trust, we depend on your contributions to help protect the natural landscapes of this region.


Spring Stewardship


Earth Day

Help kick off the long-term restoration of the Hansville Greenway Expansion!

On Earth Day, GPC will be out in Hansville, working to cut back the brush around the trees that are struggling to grow back. Sign up today, and let's get started!


The Klingel-Bryan-Beard-Wildlife Refuge

It wasn't too long ago that GPC and hundreds of volunteers were out at this preserve, working hard and planting trees. Thanks to your help, we got over 5,000 native trees and shrubs planted in this preserve!

Now it's time to go back and make sure that they stay healthy and strong in their first year. GPC staff and volunteers will be mulching the plants and removing any invasives that are getting too close for comfort.

Join us on April 9, from 9am - 12pm!


Filucy Bay Day of Stewardship

Calling all Gig Harbor members:

Here's an event happening in your backyard! GPC's beautiful Filucy Bay Preserve is due for some freshening up, and we need your help to do it. GPC is partnering with the Gig Harbor Rotary Club to control the invasive species on the site.

Join us for a refreshing afternoon by the waters of Filucy Bay, this April 27th!

This event is made possible thanks to funding from the Gig Harbor Rotary Club Foundation and the Lu Winsor grants.


Habitat Piles

Here’s an opportunity to get outside, get active, and have a huge impact on the health of our local forests. We’re building habitat piles again – sign up below if you can help!


Spread the Word!

Great Peninsula Conservancy is growing! As development pressure continues to rise in our region, GPC is working to keep up with the pace. To do so, we are hiring a Conservation Project Manager to increase our acquisition efforts and broaden our scope.

The position is supported by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and an anonymous GPC member (read the story in the Kitsap Sun).

Applications are open until filled. Please help spread the word!


On the Blog


Opening the Hansville Greenway Expansion

Following the official ribbon-cutting event, the Hansville Greenway is now officially open! If you haven't yet, make sure to get out and explore this amazing 100 acres of land.

Next up — restoration!


The Secret Lives of Birds at the Hansville Greenway

Dan Froelich gave another insightful Walk & Talk on the amazing bird populations that you can find at the Hansville Greenway!


On YouTube

Learn more about the glacial past of Misery Point

Last year, eminent geologist Hugh Shipman gave an awesome Walk & Talk at Misery Point Preserve. He guided the audience through the geological forces that had shaped it into such a stunningly beautiful piece of land - and we got it all on tape!

At the end of April, GPC is hosting a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Misery Point. You can learn more about the deep history of the landscape on GPC's YouTube account!


Partner Spotlight

Want to become a Habitat Steward with The National Wildlife Federation? NWF is now offering a specialized, multi-week online workshop (via Zoom!) to teach you how to create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, and other areas in your community. 

Want to know the best part? GPC's amazing work at the Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wetland Wildlife Refuge  is part of the curriculum! 

Meet and learn from local conservation professionals and current NWF Habitat Stewards and other similarly interested folks while participating in this interactive, fun, and highly informative webinar!


Pull out some Scotch Broom at the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park!

From April 22-24, the Port Gamble Forest Stewardship Group will be pulling out scotch broom! You can join them from 9am to noon anytime over the weekend, and help keep our forests healthy! For more information, contact  or


The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is heading to Bremerton's Roxy Theatre!

Saturday, April 30th at 7pm


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