Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Leadership Kitsap, GPC, and the community, Misery Point Preserve is officially open to the public! Despite the threat of rain, more than 80 attendees gathered to celebrate the opening and learn more about the unique and beautiful site.
They were greeted to the soothing sounds of violin duo Cedar Wolf and Livvy Rowley as they walked down the trail to the new kiosk erected by Leadership Kitsap. The informative kiosk is made even more colorful by portraits of native birds, created by artist Joanne Tejeda and students of Fairview Middle School.
With welcoming and inspirational words from community members like Tom Strong, CEO of the Skokomish tribe, and a reading of a poem inspired by the preserve by poet Ching-In Chen, the preserve was introduced by GPC Executive Director Nate Daniel, and the “ribbon” was cut just as the sun arrived!
Attendees were then free to explore the beach, and learn from GPC staff about the geology and ecology unique to Misery Point.
Preserving land like Misery Point would not be possible without the support of GPC members, thank you!