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Meet Nate!

Great Peninsula Conservancy is excited to welcome Nate Daniel to the team! (Pictured here at Spring Dinner with his wife, Kim.) He’s eager to get to know you in the upcoming year and would love to hear your input and address any questions you might have for him. Kitsap Daily News ran a story about…

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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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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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