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Spring Dinner Gallery

Thank you for joining us for a very special evening at Kiana Lodge on May 2nd to support conservation on the Great Peninsula! Thanks to our community sponsors and members, $125,000 was raised to help protect our forests, streams, shorelines, and parks for generations to come! Great Peninsula Conservancy recognized and celebrated several members from…

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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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Saying Farewell

On my first day as executive director of Great Peninsula Conservancy in February 2008, I knew I had found my dream job. Now I could direct my lifelong passion for nature, expertise in wildlife ecology and nonprofit management, and hard-earned skills in fundraising, program development, and team building toward saving lands close to home. What…

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Navy, conservation groups team to purchase old Scout camp land

More than 400 acres along Hood Canal will be protected from future development, thanks to a deal struck among the Navy, the state Department of Natural Resources, the Boy Scouts and local and national conservancy groups. The Navy purchased a $2.61 million easement on 430 acres that used to be part of the Boy Scouts’ Camp…

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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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Behind the Scenes with Erik, GPC’s Stewardship Manager

At Great Peninsula Conservancy we talk a lot about conservation projects at the time we acquire them, but what happens to these properties in the years that follow? And what does it mean to protect them forever? Stewardship is at the heart of this mission. I sat down with Erik Pedersen, our Stewardship Manager extraordinaire,…

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Saving a Shoreline on a Timeline

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— For friends of the Reetz family: All gifts made to Great Peninsula Conservancy in memory of Bill Reetz will go directly to the Camp Hahobas campaign. The Reetz family has a very special connection to this land and the former Boy Scout camp. Simply add “in memory of Bill Reetz” to your check memo line…

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Cohoe Beach: An Amazing Gift from the De Bruyn Family

Dave De Bruyn has kayaked by Cohoe Beach many times from his nearby home north of Kingston. Each time, he was amazed to find such a pristine stretch of shoreline on busy Puget Sound. When he learned Great Peninsula Conservancy had an opportunity to purchase Cohoe Beach, he knew he wanted to be part of…

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A Legacy for George and Tayeko Durham

Returning coho, winter steelhead, and cutthroat make their way past the Indianola spit into Miller Bay and reach the Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery where Miller Bay Road meets Indianola Road. The staff manually passes the wild, sea-running fish over the hatchery dam so they can spawn upstream. The fish swim up Grovers Creek,…

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