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Attendees of the March Walk & Talk at Grovers Creek experience the wetland side of the property!


April News

It's Earth Month!

We're feeling fresh and excited for the month of April! GPC has officially moved into our new office space, Kitsap Great Give has started, and we're excited to celebrate Earth Day with you.


Don't Miss Out!

Buy Your Conservation Celebration Tickets Today!

Registration is now open for Great Peninsula Conservancy’s annual fundraiser. We'll see you at the beautiful Kiana Lodge on May 30th for dinner, drinks, and speakers, including a keynote by award-winning environmental journalist Ashley Ahearn. Tickets are going fast—reserve your spot ASAP! We're excited to celebrate with you!

Thank you, sponsors!


Join your community in supporting amazing organizations across Kitsap and North Mason County during Kitsap Great Give!

Early giving has started! Make your gift anytime between now and the big day, April 16th. Thanks to an anonymous donor, GPC is excited to have a match up to $30,000 this year. Every contribution will be doubled!


Welcoming GPC's New Conservation Project Manager Monica Montgomery!

Monica (she/her) was born and raised on the Kitsap Peninsula and will be managing the acquisition of land and conservation easements across Kitsap County. Prior to GPC, Monica contributed to community-led environmental initiatives with the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Kū'oko'a Strategic Initiative. Read more about Monica's background on the GPC Staff Page. Welcome, Monica!


GPC in the News!

GPC and Key Peninsula Staff visit Filucy Bay. PC: Tina McKail.

The Key Peninsula News covered the recent expansion of GPC's Filucy Bay Preserve and our restoration efforts there. Read more on the GPC Blog below.


Peninsula Phenology: Botanical Knowledge for Restoration

A bigleaf maple, Acer macrophyllum, bud cross section showing developing flowers and leaves.
Credit: Brendan McGarry 

Many GPC staff members are trained naturalists, brimming with information about our local flora and fauna. This month on the blog, Development & Communications Coordinator Brendan McGarry contemplates the chemical balancing act at play in plants, and how it affects restoration planning. Read more in the link below.




Want to get outside and share your love of nature with local youth? GPC’s Land Labs program is calling all volunteers interested in helping with its spring field trip series. No experience needed! We’ll teach you everything you need to know at our next Land Labs Volunteer Educator Training. The training will focus on how best to support 5th-8th grade students as they engage in real-world science questions out on GPC preserves.  

When: Thursday, April 4th from 12:00pm-3:00pm

Where: GPC’s Curley Creek Tyner Preserve in Port Orchard, WA. Driving directions will be provided via email to event attendees. Please RSVP below!


Great Peninsula Conservancy will host a tour of the McDermott Point Preserve for our April Walk & Talk. This new preserve is publicly accessible by non-motorized boat, so bring your own kayak and enjoy a short paddle to the Point where we’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history and future of this Key Peninsula gem. Special guests include the members of GPC’s 2023-2024 Forage Fish Survey Team, and Key Peninsula Historical Society’s Tim Kezelle. Social hour to follow at the Longbranch Marina!

When: Sunday, April 21st from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: McDermott Point Preserve


Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for the final push of the “Coarse Woody Debris Countdown” work party series at Grovers Creek Preserve! Help us reach our goal of building 25 coarse woody debris structures by Earth Day 2024. Participate on either Saturday April 20th or Monday 22nd to assist with one of GPC’s most ambitious restoration initiatives, discover the intricacies of restoration in young forests, and make a positive environmental impact this upcoming Earth Day!

When: Saturday, April 20th and Monday, April 22nd, you can choose to participate in the morning session from 10:00am-12:00pm or the afternoon session from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Where: Grovers Creek Preserve in Indianola, WA.

GPC's Earth Day events on April 20th and 22nd were made possible with support from Poulsbo Rotary's Environmental Service Committee! If you'd like to learn more about their work, click here.

Questions? Email Ashlyn at


Great Peninsula Conservancy's Legacy Society is a group of supporters who speak directly to their love of nature by including GPC in their estate planning. Each new member who signs a pledge to join the Legacy Society unlocks an additional $1,000 that goes immediately to GPC's work protecting ecologically important lands across the region. $12,000 has been activated since the beginning of the challenge. We're looking for eight more pledges this year! 

Any pledge, no matter the amount, unlocks this additional $1,000!

Visit our website or contact Development Manager Katherine Tacke at or (360) 373-3500 to learn more.


Community Opportunities


Capitol Land Trust is Hiring!

Our friends at Capitol Land Trust are hiring a Finance and Operations Coordinator. Follow the link below to learn more, share, and apply! 


Bioblitz at Port Gamble Forest

Join Kitsap Environmental Coalition on April 27th for a Bioblitz at Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park. Help Kitsap Parks Department inventory plants, animals, and fungi in their natural environment. Team up with animal and plant experts (including a few Great Peninsula Conservancy VISTA members) to find, observe, identify, and document park wildlife. All ages and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to attend, including children accompanied by adults.


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Great Peninsula Conservancy

6536 Kitsap Way
Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 373-3500

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