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.

King tides a rising threat in Gig Harbor

Mar 31, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor’s Midway School, a lovingly restored one-room schoolhouse built in 1893 and relocated to the Harbor History Museum on an oversized truck in 2009, is due for another change. This time it’s thanks mainly to rising sea levels and higher, stronger king tides that inundate the harbor shoreline several times a year. The folks

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City attempting to conserve another 5.15 acres near Donkey Creek Park

Feb 16, 2022 | By:

The forested property might otherwise be subdivided into 18 single-family lots with a public road.

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Three of Peninsula’s new elementary buildings recognized as ‘green’ schools

Feb 04, 2022 | By:

Evergreen, Pioneer and Swift Water elementary schools were built with funds from the 2019 bond.

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New land conservation fund targets pockets in and around Gig Harbor

Jan 18, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund will have matching funds available for other groups to quickly acquire grants. A condition of its contribution is that the public have access to the properties.

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State Parks gathers public thoughts on Kopachuck renovation, right-of-way

Jan 12, 2022 | By:

People presented about a dozen comments and questions during a 20-minute virtual meeting on Tuesday night.

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Photo Gallery: Readers submit their high-water pictures

Jan 08, 2022 | By:

Readers sent in pictures of the abnormally high tides of the past couple days.

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State Parks seeking input about Kopachuck road right-of-way transfer to county

Jan 08, 2022 | By:

Pierce County officials believe that an upcoming Kopachuck Park renovation will generate more traffic on their roads.

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White Christmas might hinge on technicality

Dec 22, 2021 | By:

By definition, a white Christmas is one in which there’s an inch of snow on the ground in the morning. Though Saturday might not qualify, there could be at least that much Christmas night and the following days.

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Sale of historic Lakebay Marina nears completion

Dec 20, 2021 | By:

The Department of Natural Resources will oversee the aquatic lands and lease, State Parks will manage the uplands and a boating association will renovate, maintain and operate the marina.

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City attempting to buy 23 acres of parkland off of Burnham Drive

Nov 23, 2021 | By:

The forest with Donkey/North Creek running through would be kept in its current state.

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