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GPC Executive Director Nate Daniel out at site visit along Hood Canal.


September News
What will the rain bring?

As we transition into crisper days and more rain, enjoy a look back at 2022 in our annual report, join us on a Walk and Talk, help steward a preserve, and celebrate our growing team!


Welcome New Staff!

We have two new members on our staff and we couldn't be more delighted! Join us in giving a warm welcome to Eva and Gabriel!

GPC's new Stewardship Associate, Eva Blair (she/her) was born and raised in Kitsap County and comes to the stewardship team with a strong background in natural resource management and a passion for the natural world. She is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science, interned at Kitsap Conservation District, and worked as a Fisheries Research Technician with the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group.

Gabriel Newton (he/him) is excited for the opportunity to help shape and expand GPC's outreach and education work as the new Community Engagement Coordinator. His love of the Pacific Northwest led him to a degree in Wildlife Biology from Washington State University and a journey that spanned across continents and genera. Before GPC Gabriel used his Master's in Education as a science teacher for 16 years, connecting countless students to the wonder of their surrounding ecosystems.


Read GPC's 2022 Annual Report

2022 was an amazing year at GPC! Read the just published 2022 Annual Report and hear about everything we collectively accomplished!


GPC Honors Conservation Legacies

2023 Legacy Society Members Chuck and Debra Holland.

GPC celebrated members of our Legacy Society and Conservancy Circle with a luncheon in late August. These members provide enduring support for our mission with gifts to GPC and we enjoy honoring their legacies with an annual luncheon!

Check out photos of the event and learn more about the Legacy Society on the GPC Blog. 




Kaukiki Farm Barn Dance!

Join the owners of Kaukiki Farm and the Key Peninsula community in celebrating farming, forests, and open spaces on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 6pm-10pm! This barn dance, BBQ, and Potluck will celebrate Kaukiki Farm, a 114-acre property that is part working farm and part wildlife habitat. In collaboration with Kaukiki Farm owners, the Bryant Family, GPC brought this property under a conservation easement to ensure the land remains a farm and conservation land forever. Enjoy music, food, and fun while seeing how successful this combination is! 

For more information and to RSVP contact GPC Conservation Project Manager, Ali Querin:  




Restoration Experiment

at Martha John Creek 

Thanks to the generous support of the Rose Foundation and our neighbors at Martha John Creek Preserve, GPC is embarking on a new restoration project! While converting this former pasture to a native plant paradise, the stewardship team is experimenting with using heavy mulch to improve seedling plant survival. Read more about this work in the GPC Blog below!


Land Labs


Recap: August Walk and Talk at Curley Creek!

Participants waded out into the unknown and helped GPC monitor at Curley Creek Tyner Preserve back in August. AmeriCorps Vista Member, Jaime Webb, wrote about how sampling macroinvertebrates as community scientists can help us track the health of our waterways on the GPC blog below!




Join us at Grovers Creek Preserve for special Work Party and help us build habitat piles. Contribute to one of GPC’s most ambitious restoration projects, learn about conservation work in young forests, and hang out with fellow nature enthusiasts!  

Find more information and sign up below!

Questions? Email Beatrice, 


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 October 5th, 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.


Can't make the work party at Grovers Creek on September 27th? The stewardship team will be back again to build habitat piles on Wednesday, October 11th! Click the link below to learn more and sign up!  


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.


Community Opportunities


Want to develop your skills as a naturalist? The Washington State Naturalist program aims to educate individuals seeking to volunteer with organizations doing environmental education, stewardship, and research. This program is currently recruiting a new cohort. Click below to learn more and and apply!


Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is currently accepting applications for 11-month AmeriCorps members. WCC is an excellent way to get experience in the conservation world and could be a jumping off point for a land trust career.


Help Washington Sea Grant keep an eye out for invasive green crabs by participating in "Molt Search", an early detection community science program designed to help managers direct resources to under-searched or green crab detected beaches. It's a systematic beach walk, where you spend 20 minutes collecting and identifying all crab molts you find and submit that information via the MyCoast app.


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