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September News


Conservation Celebration 2022

$99,000 Raised for the Land!

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with GPC at this year's Conservation Celebration, raising nearly $100,000 to support the preservation of our lands and waters! We were thrilled to see everyone in person again. Check out the photo gallery below!

Thank you, sponsors!


Filucy Bay Preserve Grows to 119 Acres!

Great Peninsula Conservancy’s Filucy Bay Preserve protects 119 acres of beautiful shoreline, salt marsh, and forest near Longbranch on Key Peninsula. At the end of July, a generous community member purchased two small properties and donated them to Great Peninsula Conservancy to expand the preserve and protect an additional 200 feet of estuary shoreline! 

Earlier this spring, GPC worked with community partners and volunteers, including the KGI Watershed Council and Gig Harbor Rotary Foundation, to support stewardship staff with restoration efforts at the public access site.

Read more on the blog!




On Saturday, October 15th, join Great Peninsula Conservancy and Mason Conservation District in taking action for Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day! GPC and MCD staff will work with volunteers to remove invasive blackberry and scotch broom along the estuary shoreline at the Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wildlife Refuge.

Help improve this habitat for salmon and for the resident orcas who depend on them for food! The day will also include a guided walk, refreshments, and a chance to learn about other organizations helping to better our orcas. 


On the Blog


July Walk & Talk

Davis Farm

GPC's July Walk & Talk partnered with the Mason Historical Society for a visit to the Davis Family Farm near Belfair! Ken & Peggy VanBuskirk hosted a tour of the farm, shared the history, and provided beautiful bouquets of fresh farm flowers. Great Peninsula Conservancy holds an easement on the farm, ensuring its preservation in perpetuity!


Land Labs: Summer Sessions

This summer, Land Labs had its first lesson at Misery Point Preserve in Seabeck. Over three different field experiences, a total of 40 students visited Misery Point and participated in the newest Land Labs shoreline lesson. Students in elementary school all the way through high school explored the wildlife along the Hood Canal shoreline, discovered the importance of eelgrass beds, and learned about the geology of feeder bluffs.


Open Positions at GPC!

AmeriCorps VISTA 2022/2023

Start your career in conservation! Great Peninsula Conservancy is now recruiting for three AmeriCorps VISTA positions with an October 2022 start date. Learn more about the Education Coordinator, Development Coordinator, and Community Stewardship Coordinator VISTA positions on our careers page. Don't delay, apply today! 


Community Corner


Over the past decade, partners including the Tribes, County, and community groups have conserved more than 3,500 acres of Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park. Now you can conserve and restore even more forest through the purchase of timber rights. 

Securing up to 756 acres of timber rights for Kitsap County to own and manage will enhance forest health and increase resiliency of the land for future generations. Learn more through Our Forest Fund and make a matched donation today!


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