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Kune Kune piglets at Kaukiki Farm, a GPC Conservation Easement, during the Key Peninsula Farm Tour this October.


October News
Celebrating Fall

Fall rains in the Pacific Northwest signal the return of salmon, mushrooms, and harvest time. Cozy up with some of the seasonal nourishment and hear what GPC has been up to!


Great Peninsula Conservancy's Legacy Society is a group of supporters who speak directly to their love of nature by including GPC as a beneficiary. 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!




Caring for GPC Preserves 

More protected lands mean more responsibilities, and the stewardship team has been working hard to maintain and improve GPC preserves across our working region. Check out the GPC blog to learn more about their efforts! 


Land Labs


Salamanders at Grovers Creek!

What do salamanders, Land Labs, and ecological restoration have in common? Read Conservation Education Fellow Jaime Webb's blog to find out!




There are a few spots left for this Walk and Talk happening Saturday, October 28th! Did you know that on just this GPC preserve alone, coho, summer and fall chum, and coastal cutthroat trout use our creek for spawning? Visit Curley Creek Tyner Preserve to learn about the latest successes in orca conservation and the salmon connection from guest speaker Nora Nickum, a Senior Ocean Policy Manager at Seattle Aquarium! To learn more sign up, follow the link below.


Looking for a volunteer opportunity that scratches that marine biology itch? Then join us for the Key Peninsula Forage Fish Survey Training on Sunday, October 29th! This community science effort monitors spawning surf smelt and sand lance, two species deeply tied to the health of Puget Sound. For more information and the RSVP follow the link below.


Want to get outside and share your love of nature with local youth? GPC’s Land Labs program is calling all volunteers interested in helping with its spring field trip series. No experience needed! We’ll teach you everything you need to know at our next Land Labs Volunteer Educator Training on Thursday, November 2nd from 1-4pm. 


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 Nov. 2nd, 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.


Kitsap Salmon tours are back in person this year! Join the fun on November 4, 2023 from 10-2pm at various stream sites across the county as we explore all things salmon with biologists, local environmental organizations, and trained docents.

Come visit GPC team members at Clear Creek Trail’s Ridgetop Pavilion in Silverdale (9228 Ridgetop Blvd., Silverdale). We’ll have a fun salmon habitat touch tank for the kiddos and some exciting conservation updates for the grown-ups.  


Join Brendan McGarry, GPC’s Development and Communication Associate, to learn about the birds of Point No Point on Saturday, Nov. 18th from 8am-11am. Brendan has been a birder for three decades and has worked as a professional bird biologist and naturalist guide all over the world. Sign up and join us for a fun morning being a bird nerd! 


Community Opportunities


Help Restore Olympia Oysters

Our friends at Puget Sound Restoration Fund are gearing up for an Olympia oyster restoration project along Hood Canal in 2024. They are seeking shoreline access to look for existing populations of this native oyster north of DeWatto this November. If you have a lead to help them get access on the stretch of Hood Canal in the photo above please email Deputy Director, Jodie Toft


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