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Love Me for Me students visiting Misery Point during a Land Labs program.


July News
Honoring Legacies

July has come with a loss of an environmental champion and long time GPC supporter. While we mourn this loss, we continue to build conservation legacies  across our region and honor the partnerships that move GPC forward. 


Remembering Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Chair Jeromy Sullivan  

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Chair Jeromy Sullivan. Credit: Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe 

We here at GPC were saddened to learn of the passing of Jeromy Sullivan, the Chair of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, earlier this month. Jeromy was a long-time friend and partner of GPC and we extend our deepest condolences to Jeromy's family and friends. Jeromy was a fierce advocate and protector of the local environment, and he played a key role in many of the conservation successes of the past decades. The leadership of Chairman Sullivan will be difficult to replace. I recommend reading this local news article to learn more about the legacy Jeromy leaves: Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Chair Jeromy Sullivan Remembered for Advocacy. 

Nathan Daniel
Executive Director


Join the GPC Team!

GPC is seeking qualified candidates for positions in our Community Engagement and Stewardship Teams:

Community Engagement Coordinator - Help GPC create education, outreach, and event opportunities that reflect our conservation values and commitment to connecting all people to nature. The Community Engagement Coordinator will support a wide variety of engagement-based projects under the umbrella of GPC’s conservation mission.

Stewardship Associate - Assist in the stewardship of GPC's conservation easements and fee-owned properties. The focus of this primarily field-based position is to ensure that all GPC properties are documented, monitored, and stewarded. 




GPC Protects Tahuya River Property!

An aerial photo of the former horse farm and the one mile of Tahuya River frontage permanently protected in July 2023.

This July, GPC acquired a property along the Tahuya River, permanently protecting a mile of river flowing through 145 acres of floodplain and forest! This project was a high priority due to it’s high restoration potential and strategic location. Funding for this property came from the Washington Department of Ecology’s Streamflow program and State Salmon Recovery Funding Board. This is a spectacular acquisition and has tremendous conservation value for Hood Canal salmon, wildlife, and people! 




We are still accepting applications for members of the Community Forest Advisory Team until Wednesday, July 26! Request an application today!

The 202-acre Newberry Woods Community Forest (NWCF) is protected for its conservation values, and will be used for preservation, restoration, education, public recreation, and engagement. The purpose of the community forest is to benefit the community directly - whether through protecting wildlife habitat and clean water, offering economic benefits, hosting educational fieldtrips and tours, or creating a space for community events... the list goes on.

The short- and long-term management of Newberry Woods Community Forest depends on community engagement and input – we want yours!




August Clear Creek Task Force Meeting

GPC staff and Clear Creek volunteers after a day of stewardship.

During the next several months, Great Peninsula Conservancy will be assisting 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 August 3rd, 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.


Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for Second Wednesday Work Parties! This August we will be heading over to Grovers Creek Preserve on Wednesday, August 9th from 9-11:30am, to build habitat piles and invite wildlife back to the younger forests of the preserve. Contribute to one of GPC’s most ambitious restoration projects, learn about habitat restoration in young forests and hang out with your fellow nature enthusiasts in this morning of stewardship! Learn more and sign up below! 

Questions? Email Beatrice at  


Join the GPC team for a family friendly Walk & Talk Saturday, July 29th from 9-11am to explore and learn about conservation efforts at Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wildlife Refuge. Learn more and sign up below!


Did you know that Washington’s littlest stream bugs can sometimes tell us the most about the health of our local watersheds? Join us on Thursday, August 24th from 10-12pm at Curley Creek Tyner Preserve for a Walk and Talk focused on benthic sampling and community science. Learn more and sign up below!


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