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Filucy Bay – Invasive Removal Work Party!
April 27, 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Full! Thank you Volunteers, we’ll see you out there!
Help GPC finalize our public access plan at our Filucy Bay Preserve near Longbranch, WA. We want to clean up the site by removing invasive species that have returned since our work party in 2021. Come on down and join us for an afternoon of weed pulling! GPC will provide loppers and work gloves.
The Filucy Bay Preserve protects over a mile of shoreline along this quiet Pierce County cove. Filucy Bay is an off-the-beaten-path tidal estuary near the southern tip of the Key Peninsula not far from the small community of Longbranch. This special place is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Mother bears with cubs trailing are regulars in the preserve, foraging on berries and salmon. When the tide is in, osprey hunt for fish from the air and great blue heron stalk small prey at water’s edge. Owls, woodpeckers, and songbirds thrive in the preserve’s mature forest of fir, cedar, maple, and alder. This bay was also once a favorite fishing spot for First Nations Peoples, and is now an area of interest to archeologists.
- Removing invasive species
- Remember to dress in warm layers and pack rain gear. Bring loppers if you have them!
- Tools and snacks will be provided.
When: Wednesday, April 27th from 3pm to 5pm.
Where: Filucy Bay Preserve near Longbranch, WA. Sign up for driving directions.
For more information: Contact Hannah at email@example.com or (360) 373-3500
Thanks to funding through our partners: Key & Gig Harbor Islands Watershed Council’s Lu Windsor Environmental Grant and Gig Harbor Rotary