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GPC's April "Kayak & Talk" at McDermott Point.


May News

Gearing up for our Conservation Celebration!

May is an exciting month at GPC, as we are hosting our Conservation Celebration on May 30th! Reserve last minute tickets, or if you can't join us, come to a work party or Walk & Talk as the weather gets warmer.


Don't Miss Out!


Jamie DePew and Su Tunney

Congratulations to our volunteers of the year, Jamie DePew and Su Tunney! Su and Jaime's involvement in monitoring GPC's Ellis Forest, Reed, Boyles, Brewer, and Johnson South Sound properties has been crucial. Help us celebrate them at our annual Conservation Celebration on May 30th—only a few tickets remain! Reserve your spot by Friday, May 10th for dinner, drinks, and a keynote by award-winning environmental journalist Ashley Ahearn. Detailed information and tickets are available in the link below.

This event is made possible in part thanks to Puget Sound to Pacific and our Lead and Contributing Sponsors. Thank you, sponsors!

Click here to learn more about the Conservation Sponsor: Puget Sound to Pacific!


Happening this weekend!

Ever walked through a carpet of native lilies and bleeding heart? Want to see the Key Peninsula’s most productive salmon stream up close? Join us for a rare chance to explore a beautifully forested floodplain and the new conservation easement that will keep it natural forever!

When: Saturday, May 11th from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Minter Creek Conservation Easement


Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who donated to GPC during this year's Kitsap Great Give—we surpassed our fundraising goal and raised $31,253! Thanks to an anonymous donor who pledged to match up to $30,000, more than $60,000 will now go towards preserving the natural landscapes of West Puget Sound.

Missed out on Kitsap Great Give? GiveBig, Washington's largest online giving event, is today and tomorrow. Show your support of GPC with a gift through the link below!


New Key Peninsula Acquisition

GPC is excited to announce a new 60-acre acquisition on the Key Peninsula, adding to the existing undeveloped Haley State Park lands. Strategically located at a pinch-point on the peninsula, this property will maintain intact mature forests and wildlife connectivity.


Salmon in the Classroom

Students observe salmon fry they raised before releasing them into Clear Creek.

We are excited to announce the successful completion of the 2024 Clear Creek Salmon in the Classroom field trips! This year, GPC was one of the partners to facilitate the program, which released 2,376 chum fry over 21 days of field trips with 1,324 elementary students. Thanks to all the volunteers who supported this effort, Salmon in the Classroom won a 2024 Kitsap Earth Day Award that celebrates environmental stewardship.


We're Hiring!

GPC is seeking a creative and articulate communicator to manage our communications strategy, uplift our mission, and advance our programs. The Communications Manager will use a wide range of media to inspire and engage GPC’s current members and grow GPC’s base of supporters.


GPC's April Work Parties

GPC staff and volunteers in front of a habitat pile they built.

On Earth Day weekend, GPC volunteers and staff created 11 more habitat features (habitat piles and constructed logs) at Grovers Creek Preserve! These habitat features provide support for small animals and promote forest regeneration by mimicking nurse log conditions during decomposition. Thanks to the all the hard work by volunteers who participated in our Earth Day weekend stewardship events! 

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, please visit their website.




Join Great Peninsula Conservancy, Clean Kitsap, and the Clear Creek Task Force for a trail clean-up event on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am-12:30pm. We'll gather near Clear Creek Trail's Sa’qad Interpretive Center (Google Maps) and head north along the trail with the goal of collecting as much trash as possible between Bucklin Hill Road and Myhre Road. Come join the fun, make friends, and get your good deed done for the weekend! 

When: Saturday, May 25th, from 10:00am-12:30pm   

Where: Clear Creek Trail  

Questions? Email Ashlyn at 


Save the date! Great Peninsula Conservancy will host European Green Crab Molt Search Training on Thursday, June 13th from 10am-2pm. Special guests include Jeff Adams, Marine Ecologist at the University of Washington Sea Grant!

If you want to learn more about Molt Searches in the Salish Sea, please review the Washington Sea Grant Crab Team website.


Community Opportunities


The first Friends of Miller Bay E-newsletter is here! Click the link below to learn more about the partnership between GPC and Friends of Miller Bay. 

Interested in volunteering with Friends of Miller Bay? Join their work parties at GPC's Cowling Creek Preserve on June 2nd and June 23rd from 9 am to 12 pm! Reach out to FOMB Stewardship Program Director Paul Dorn at 360-509-8091 or


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Great Peninsula Conservancy

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

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