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Events

Registration for GPC’s Walk & Talks and work parties are posted at the beginning of each month.

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April 20th Work Party: Grovers Creek Preserve

Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for our THIRD installment of our “Coarse Woody Debris Countdown” work party series at Grovers Creek Preserve! During the work party, we will be building habitat piles and constructed logs to support small animals and promote forest regeneration by mimicking nurse log conditions during decomposition. Our goal is to build 25…

Walk and Talk: Paddle to McDermott Point

Save the date! Great Peninsula Conservancy will host a tour of the McDermott Point Preserve on Sunday, April 21st from 10am-12pm. This new preserve is publicly accessible by non-motorized boat, so bring your own kayak and enjoy a short paddle to the Point where we'll have the opportunity to learn about the history and future of…

April 22nd Work Party: Grovers Creek Preserve

Let's celebrate EARTH DAY! Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for our fourth and FINAL installment of our “Coarse Woody Debris Countdown” work party series at Grovers Creek Preserve! During the work party, we will be building habitat piles and constructed logs to support small animals and promote forest regeneration by mimicking nurse log conditions during decomposition.…

May Walk and Talk: Minter Creek CE

Ever walked through a carpet of native lilies and bleeding heart? Want to see the Key Peninsula's most productive salmon stream up close? Join us for a rare chance to explore a beautifully forested floodplain and the new conservation easement that will keep it natural forever! Community naturalist Chris Rurik will lead the walk with a focus…

May Work Party: Clear Creek Trail Clean-Up

Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for our first installment of our “Tame the Trails” work party series at Clear Creek Trail. Interested in stewarding a salmon bearing stream? Join GPC, Clean Kitsap, and the Clear Creek Task Force in picking up trash and litter along Clear Creek Trail. Removing trash from these riparian zones removes potential…

2024 Conservation Celebration

Ticket sales are now closed! Great Peninsula Conservancy’s annual fundraiser will return to the beautiful Kiana Lodge for dinner, drinks, and speakers, including a keynote by award-winning environmental journalist Ashley Ahearn. Show your support during a paddle raise. Questions? Call or email Michelle Graves (360) 373-3500 | michelle@greatpeninsula.org Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email katherine@greatpeninsula.org…

Newberry Woods Community Forest Walk

Join GPC for a short and sweet community forest walk on Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30pm. This event is for folks in the direct Newberry Woods Community Forest area (Newberry Woods HOA members and residents, neighbors, Silverdale and Seabeck communities, etc.) to stroll through the forest with GPC staff and members of the Community Forest…

European Green Crab Molt Search

What: European Green Crab Molt Search Training  Where: Seabeck Community Center. Detailed information about the event will be provided to attendees via email after registration. Please RSVP! Save the date! Great Peninsula Conservancy will host European Green Crab Molt Search Training on Thursday, June 13th from 10am-2pm. GPC Staff and VISTA recently attended a Molt Search training event led…

June Work Party: Clear Creek Trail

Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for our next work party in the “Tame the Trails” series at Clear Creek Trail! This June, GPC is enhancing accessibility on the northern route of Clear Creek Trail for United Way’s 30th Annual “Day of Caring”. We're dropping and tamping new gravel to make bridge transitions smoother and more wheelchair…

Walk and Talk: Bee Friendly

Location: Belfair, WA In the spring of 2023, entomologists Dawn Dockter, David Onstad, and Mark Webb approached GPC about sampling bumble bees on GPC lands to help the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas effort. GPC staff connected this group with the Davis Family Farm conservation easement and with the addition of farmer Ken VanBuskirk "The…

Key Pen Parks 20th Anniversary Celebration

Key Pen Parks is hosting its 20th Anniversary Celebration on June 22nd from 3-7pm at Gateway Park. Food, music, and great activities abound! Come visit Great Peninsula Conservancy and Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund in the Beer Forest where we'll be serving up beverages to support the continuation of local conservation efforts.