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.

Pierce County asking public to weigh in on flood plan

Mar 22, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents might be interested in coastal flooding that will be included for the first time in the new plan.

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Getting out of the house

Mar 09, 2023 | By:

You know more about us now that we’re on my fifth column here at everyone’s favorite news site. Like how I’m a sucker for a historical throwback, my love language involves a fenced-in playground, Clara and Wyatt are officially willing to forgo swings for forests, and our approach to kiddo safety may be a bit dramatic. 

But before spotlighting our next outing, why not take this getting-to-know-us stage a step further? 

Don’t worry; I won’t make it weird. 

I will, however, let you in on a little secret.

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New data, new progress on Donkey Creek contamination

Mar 09, 2023 | By:

The slow-rolling saga of Gig Harbor’s attempts to find, measure and cleanse toxic chemicals from its streams and harbor waters is picking up velocity, albeit at a stately pace. The

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Crab fishing remains lucrative, critical industry for Gig Harbor fishermen

Mar 02, 2023 | By:

Off the coast of Washington, several Gig Harbor residents are hard at work on crab fishing boats, handling all that comes with the job. Most people can conjure images of

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Ecology seeks comment on Pierce shoreline changes

Feb 28, 2023 | By:

The state is reviewing Pierce County’s proposed changes to its Shoreline Master Program. One would place 52 more miles off limits to new residential docks and piers.

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Business spotlight: Egg prices stabilizing locally

Feb 27, 2023 | By:

Things are looking up — or maybe down — at the Gig Harbor Costco. The price for a Costco-sized carton of eggs is down 50 cents. “We have seen the

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More snow, frigid low temperatures possible this weekend

Feb 24, 2023 | By:

After a dusting of snow Wednesday night and low temperatures in the 20s Thursday night, Gig Harbor could see more of the white stuff over the weekend. According to the

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Two in Tow & On the Go | Harbor Family Park – A Forest of Fun

Feb 23, 2023 | By:

One thing I’ve noticed about Washington is the reminder that not all parks are playgrounds. What may seem like a simple synonym snafu is actually quite the conundrum when these tiny humans of ours are steadfast on playing at the slide-and-swing variety.

I’m not sure why this life fact didn’t pop up for me in California, but I do know that legions of outdoor enthusiasts are now lining up behind their keyboards to say: “But, Tonya! Gig Harbor’s beautiful backdrop of beaches, trails, and trees is the only playground we’d ever need!”

I hear you. I do. Well, I almost do – because it’s pretty hard to concentrate with my children protesting from the backseat after our promised trip to “the park” turned up a legit forest instead.

Luckily, Clara and Wyatt have quickly adapted to Washington’s wild ways and have even come to regularly request that very same location: the densely wooded Harbor Family Park at 6620 32nd St. NW. Conveniently, it’s also the closest park to our house! And, you guessed it, it doesn’t have a swing in sight. 

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Agritourism a growing concern for Gig Harbor farms

Feb 21, 2023 | By:

When Aileen Amico and her husband, Dennis, bought Blu Rooster Farm in 2016, she said, “all we had was a dog.” After living in Gig Harbor for a decade, they

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Three Mom Hacks for Walking the Tacoma Narrows Bridge with Kids

Feb 09, 2023 | By:

Being from Southern California, I’ve never lived in a town with bridges before. You know, besides the concrete jungle freeway overpass variety. But I’ve always been wowed by crossings that

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