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Banner Forest Walk & Talk: Lichens and Moss with John Foltz

April 29, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artist, farrier, rock climber, naturalist, and passionate steward of the peninsula… In fact, there aren’t many skills we can think of that John Foltz hasn’t mastered yet. John is a Port Orchard resident who developed a love of Banner Forest from his close friend and GPC founding member Chuck McGuire who was instrumental in protecting the 636-acre park.

When he isn’t volunteering for GPC, John can be found volunteering as a steward, docent, and group lead for Kitsap County Parks, Washington State University Extension, Harbor Wildwatch, and the Mountaineers.

Join us to learn a little about the history of Banner Forest Heritage Park and A LOT about the lichens and moss that thrive there.

Event attendance is limited, sign up today!

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What: A Lichens and Moss Walk and Talk featuring GPC’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year John Foltz
When: Friday, April 29th 10am-12pm
Where: Banner Forest Heritage Park

(Take Sedgwick Road to Banner Road and go south on Banner Road to the intersection of Banner and Overra Road. The property will be to your right just past the intersection.)


  • The walk will be ~3 miles 
  • The terrain is mostly flat but hiking poles are always recommended
  • In anticipation of “April showers” please dress for the weather



April 29, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Banner Forest
WA United States