2022: A Record-Breaking Year!
GPC Completed 10 Projects to Protect 500 Acres
Your gifts in December helped raise $58,000, exceeding our year-end $50,000 goal! Your investment in local conservation protected 500 acres this year, as GPC completed 10 projects, six of which closed in December! Read more about the lands protected in 2022 on the blog.
Great Peninsula Conservancy welcomed three new families to the Legacy Society in 2022. Members just like you pledged to leave a portion of funds or land to GPC in their wills, making a difference for the future of conservation.
No matter the amount, the next 18 members who submit a Legacy Society pledge form will activate a $1,000 donation to GPC's conservation work!
Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for a fundraising celebration of conservation and community at historic Kiana Lodge on Thursday, June 1st from 6pm to 9pm. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz will serve as keynote speaker, and don’t miss GPC’s first ever paddle raise for the land!
It's not too late to sign up for the Community Forest Meeting at Silverdale Library tomorrow at 4:30. The last forest tour is full, but if you missed out, don't worry! Stay tuned for a Newberry Woods Community Forest Walk & Talk this spring. We'll lead a guided hike through the forest and report back on the impact of the community's findings for the future management.
Hansville Greenway Tree Planting Event
This Presidents Day, we're calling all volunteers to help plant 1,000 trees at the Hansville Greenway. This event is in partnership with the Hansville Greenway Association, Kitsap County Parks, and the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. Interested? Sign up to receive an email with more details.
This month, GPC's Land Labs team and volunteers partnered with the Outdoor Leadership class at Bremerton's Mountain View Middle School for a field experience at Ueland Tree Farm. Students went on a hike to explore nature and complete a scavenger hunt with naturalist expert "GPC Gabi." Read more about their adventures on the Land Labs blog!
Community Volunteer Events
Chico Creek Tree Planting
February 6, 9am to 1pm
Kitsap County invites you to participate in a massive tree planting effort along Chico Creek (parking at the Kitsap Golf & Country Club). They need as much help as possible to stabilize an ecologically significant riparian environment. Training on tree planting and refreshments will be provided.
Sign up here.
Friends of Miller Bay (FOMB) Weed Warriors
February 16 & March 18, 10am to 12pm.
FOMB will be working on the Miller Bay Preserve shoreline to grub out English ivy & holly and beat back the blackberries along the southern border. If you have any frustrations or tensions that you’d like to get rid of in the new year, have they got an activity for you!
Contact Janine Moss with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org / 360-697-7195
Forest Work Party at Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park
3rd Saturday of every month, 9am to noon
Meet at Bayview Trailhead, SR HWY 104 and bring water, gloves, and yard tools!
Kitsap Water Festival
Tuesday, April 18th, 8am to 3pm
Kitsap County Fairgrounds
The annual Water Festival hosts up to 1,000 third and fourth grade students from across the county. Students learn the importance of protecting precious water resources and practical ways to implement water quality measures at home.
Volunteers are needed to help with games, activities, and setup and breakdown of the festival. In return, volunteers get to work outside, have fun, and are provided breakfast snacks, lunch, and an official Kitsap Water Festival t-shirt.
Learn more at https://www.kpud.org/water-festival/.