Gig Harborites love the natural surroundings in which they live, and Gig Harbor Now staff members keep them apprised of opportunities to enjoy and preserve their forests, waters and creatures.

PenMet buying land to expand sandspit park on Fox Island

Jul 26, 2022 | By:

The $2.5 million purchase is contingent upon receiving a grant and determining that the property is suitable for its intended use.

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No Summer Sounds concert, Farmer’s Market this week due to heat

Jul 25, 2022 | By:

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Gig Harbor and the wider Western Washington region for the week of July 25. The worst of the heat is expected to start Tuesday and last through Friday evening. The weather service forecasts temperatures to reach the mid-90s. Some things to know about this week’s heat

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More growth seen for Gig Harbor — but not like in the 2010s

Jul 21, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor had a moment of shock and awe last year when the 2020 U.S. Census results came in. The Census showed the city’s population soared by a staggering 69 percent in the previous 10 years. Gig Harbor went from 7,126 residents in 2010 to 12,029 in 2020. “As of 2020, the City had reached

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Culvert projects starting next week will cause Highway 302 traffic disruptions

Jul 19, 2022 | By:

Projects to replace fish-blocking culverts for Little Minter and Purdy creeks will bring alternating traffic, detours and lane shifting to Highway 302, the Highway 302 spur and Highway 16.

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Dearth of Dungeness again cancels South Sound crabbing season

Jul 14, 2022 | By:

The crabbing season was first closed in 2018 to allow the Dungeness population to rebound, but that hasn’t occurred.

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PenMet seeks input on strategic plan

Jun 06, 2022 | By:

PenMet wants the public’s help in developing a multi-year strategic plan. The plan will guide decision-making, policy development, annual strategic goals and objectives, long-range planning, and services the district provides for the community. “Community input is an essential component of developing the strategic plan,” said PenMet Executive Director Ally Bujacich. “The mission of PenMet Parks

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PenMet adds security at Fox Island sandspit park

Jun 03, 2022 | By:

A private security guard will again help assure that rules are enforced to avoid parking disputes and protect the fragile beach.

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Borgen Boulevard pavement repair becoming a bigger task

May 12, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday approved an emergency resolution to hasten repair of a section of Borgen Boulevard near Olympus Way that has been closed due to a pavement failure. Public Works Director Jeff Langhelm noted that crews have been attempting to repair the pavement since January. Recent rains worsened the condition of

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Cutts Island chosen for first Puget Sound floating toilet

May 10, 2022 | By:

The island off of Kopachuck State Park has no facilities, and has long been plagued with garbage and human waste. A floating toilet targeted for installation in May 2024 could remediate much of the problem.

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Data on lead in Donkey Creek slows to a trickle

Apr 21, 2022 | By:

Donkey Creek is an unprepossessing-looking stream, but glamour isn’t everything. The small salmon-bearing creek is well-known and well-liked by locals and visitors. The waterway takes an annual star turn when fish fans venture to its banks for the Donkey Creek Chum Festival, a celebration of the salmons’ return to the stream where they were born,

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