Press Releases

Great Peninsula Conservancy and Hood Canal Coordinating Council partner to conserve and restore Big Beef tidelands

BREMERTON, WA (November 12, 2019) – A conservation partnership has protected 12 acres of tidelands and uplands on Hood Canal near Seabeck. Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC), the regional land trust operating in Kitsap, north Mason, and west Pierce counties, worked with the Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), which sponsors the Hood Canal In-Lieu Fee Mitigation…

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Public Comment Period Open: Great Peninsula Conservancy Applies for Renewal of Accreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Great Peninsula Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land…

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Great Peninsula Conservancy Hires New Executive Director

Read the Kitsap Daily News coverage here. FOR RELEASE June 3, 2019 Contacts Nathan Daniel Executive Director (as of June 1, 2019) (360) 373-3500 office nate@greatpeninsula.org Margaret ‘Kit’ Ellis President (253) 209-0105 kitellis@centurytel.net BREMERTON, WA (June 3, 2019) – Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) announces the hiring of Nathan Daniel as its new executive director. Nathan…

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Great Peninsula Conservancy Director Announces Retirement

Read the Central Kitsap Reporter coverage here. BREMERTON, WA (April 30, 2019) – Executive director of Great Peninsula Conservancy announces retirement after 11 years leading the land trust through a period of tremendous growth. When it comes to saving native forests, salmon streams, and marine shorelines, many of us routinely look to Great Peninsula Conservancy…

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Over 400 Acres Protected on Shores of Hood Canal

          For Immediate Release February 27, 2019 Contacts: Joanna Fisher, (202) 740-8862 Joanna.fisher@tpl.org Sandra Staples-Bortner, (360) 373-3500 sandra@greatpeninsula.org Kenny Ocker, (360) 902-1149 kenny.ocker@dnr.wa.gov Jake Chappelle (360) 627-4031 Jake.chappelle@navy.mil Over 400 Acres Protected on Shores of Hood Canal Partnership will permanently protect Boy Scout camp, working forests, habitat, and military readiness.  …

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Landowner Partners with Land Trust to Save Salmon

Press Release BREMERTON, WA The first time he saw the place he knew it was special. It was November 1994 and Steven Tyner was looking at real estate in South Kitsap for a family retreat. “The 30 acres was heavily wooded and the stream was thick with chum salmon in the midst of their spawning…

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Port Gamble Forest Campaign Nears Deadline

Press Release KINGSTON, WA Community efforts to Save the Port Gamble Forest (SavePG.org) is fast approaching the July 31, 2017 fundraising deadline.  This multi-year campaign to purchase 3500 acres of forest as a public park will soon come to an end.  To date, 1890 acres have been purchased (in 2014 and 2016).  The campaign underway…

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Agreement Reached to Grow Grovers Creek Preserve

Press Release PORT ORCHARD, WA Today, Kitsap Forest & Bay partners signed a purchase and sale agreement with Pope Resources to protect 175 forested acres as a nature preserve and a link in the Sound to Olympics Trail. The property will be part of the new 270-acre Grovers Creek Preserve and is across the road…

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