For the past 20 years, Great Peninsula Conservancy has worked hard alongside community partners to protect more than 10,600 acres of ecologically important forests, estuaries, and salmon streams. Although we weren't able to gather in person this year, we hope you will join us on October 1st for our first ever Virtual Celebration and Online Auction. The world looks different this year, but GPC has so much to be thankful for -- not least of which is the outpouring of support we've received from members like you.
1) Buy your program tickets to support local lands and waters.
2) You'll receive a confirmation email with details about how to access the program on the night of the event.
3) In the meantime, check out GPC's Online Auction items (bidding open 9/17-10/1).
4) Prepare to party like it's 2020.
Featuring Mindy Roberts as Keynote Speaker
As leader of Washington Environmental Council's People For Puget Sound program, Mindy Roberts dedicates her time to improving and maintaining the health of our unique ecosystem. Mindy holds environmental engineering degrees from Berkeley (BS), MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MS), and UW (Ph.D.), and she specializes in tackling complex problems and communicating solutions with decision makers. Her latest essay contributions to the book We Are Puget Sound celebrated stories of hope from the Puget Sound region. Join us at GPC's Virtual Celebration on October 1st to hear about Mindy's experience working alongside amazing Puget Sound partners to make the vision of this book a reality!
Featuring We Are Puget Sound
Created in partnership with Washington Environmental Council (WEC) and supported by a coalition of Northwest partners, We Are Puget Sound is a stunning visual journey through the complex web of marine and terrestrial wildlife. It explores the regional economies of fishing and agriculture and documents the lives of the people who call this place home. Essays by writer David Workman, Suquamish Tribal chairman Leonard Forsman, and WEC Puget Sound program director Mindy Roberts, along with striking images from Brian Walsh and more than a dozen other professional photographers provide inspiration as well as a call to action to protect this unique ecosystem. The book will be available for sale at through GPC's online auction!
Nancy and Dick D'Archangel will be recognized as GPC's 2020 recipients of the (newly renamed)
Gary Allen Cunningham Conservation Award
An award worthy of Gary Allen Cunningham's name
In honor of GPC's 20th anniversary, GPC board and staff have voted to rename the GPC Conservation Award after founding member Gary Allen Cunningham who passed away on August 9th, 2020. Gary had a long track record as a conservation advocate in Kitsap County. In 1969, he was a founding member of Hood Canal Environmental Council. In 1989, he became a founder of Kitsap Land Trust, which later merged with three other all-volunteer land trusts to form Great Peninsula Conservancy in 2000. Gary was Great Peninsula Conservancy’s first President, and he also served as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Gary served as a pro bono attorney for GPC for 15 years, helping with real estate transactions, negotiating and preparing conservation easements, and general nonprofit issues. Gary continued to serve on GPC’s Conservation Committee to assess potential projects up until he succumbed to his battle with ALS. Through all his work, Gary was instrumental in protecting thousands of acres of habitat, woodlands, farmlands, vistas, and miles of trails and streams. Though he will be greatly missed, Great Peninsula Conservancy looks forward to celebrating Gary's memory by continuing the important work that he started.
Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is an accredited nonprofit land trust protecting the natural habitats, rural landscapes, and open spaces of west Puget Sound. Great Peninsula Conservancy has helped protect more than 10,600 acres in Kitsap, Mason, and west Pierce County. Our mission is to conserve vibrant forests, streams, shorelines and community greenspaces for the next generation.
We're excited to celebrate two decades of conservation with you at Great Peninsula Conservancy's Virtual Celebration and Online Auction on Thursday, October 1st, 2020. A registration confirmation is on its way to your inbox now. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Claire Voris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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