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GPC's working region and beyond from the International Space Station on April 13, 2020.  


December News
Happy Holidays from GPC!

The image above is a reminder of why we all do this work. Looking down from space, you can see the extensive green and blue across the peninsula as well as our connections to the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Everyone who helps protect these land and water across our region, from you reading this to all our amazing partners, is an important contributor to a healthy future. Thank you for all the work you do and for supporting GPC! 


Thanks to everyone who helped GPC exceed our $10,000 goal on Giving Tuesday. The $14,257 that 43 donors contributed to local conservation on Giving Tuesday was directly matched by generous leadership gifts!

If you are thinking about making a year-end gift to GPC we still have a matching challenge until the end of the year. Your gift goes directly to protecting and stewarding land and water across our region. Thank you for helping make 2023 a success! 


GPC is seeking candidates for a Conservation Coordinator/Project Manager position on our conservation team! Learn more and apply in the link below!


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. Any pledge, no matter the amount, unlocks this additional $1,000 and is a fantastic way to contribute a year-end gift!




Come explore Grovers Creek Preserve for a Walk & Talk on Saturday December 16th! Learn about climate resilient forests and the work GPC is doing to ensure our forests are ready for the future. 


Great Peninsula Conservancy is continuing to assist the Clear Creek Task Force in recruiting more volunteers and forming a new leadership team. All are welcome to join this upcoming meeting to start the process; no RSVP required.

The next meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 11th, 5:30-7pm. Join at the Clear Creek Sa’qad Interpretive Center or via Zoom. The Task Force meets the first Thursday of the month.




Celebrating Volunteer Land Stewards!

Stewardship Coordinator Micaela Petrini training Volunteer Land Stewards.

GPC’s stewardship team monitors over 125 properties every year, and we couldn’t do it without our Volunteer Land Stewards (VoLS). Check out some of our accomplishments with our VoLS this year: 

  • GPC recruited 28 new VoLS. 

  • 37 VoLS conducted 52 site visits on GPC preserves. 

  • VoLS contributed 80 hours towards monitoring - that’s over $2,500 in donated time! 

GPC’s stewardship team is tasked with monitoring over 125 properties every year. If you’ve kept up with our previous communications, you’ll see that we do a lot more than just monitoring! The support from members of our community increases our capacity to care for our preserves, both now and for the future. Thank you, Volunteer Land Stewards!  


Newberry Woods Community Forest Advisory Team Update

In September of this year, GPC convened a Community Forest Advisory Team (CFAT) for the Newberry Woods Community Forest. Consisting of ten individuals from across sectors and interest groups, the CFAT provides input and feedback on the anticipated activities and management in Newberry Woods. The team has met monthly to discuss topics ranging from forest management to community engagement, and public access; next year the CFAT will assist in the creation of a five-year Strategic Plan for Newberry Woods Community Forest. Look for more updates in 2024!


Land Labs


Fall Land Labs at Grovers Creek

Do you know what it's like to pull up Scotch broom or measure a tree with a DBH tape? Land Labs students do! Hear what it's like to participate in Land Labs at Grovers Creek Preserve in this blog from Communications Fellow Kora Freeman-Gerlach! 


Recap: Birding Walk & Talk

at Point No Point

When was the last time you saw 47 species of birds in a couple hours? Find out what participants spotted during the November Walk & Talk at Point No Point in this blog from Conservation Education Fellow Jaime Webb! 


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