Environment

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.

Two in Tow & On the Go: Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park

May 19, 2023 | By:

With Memorial Day right around the corner, we wanted to give a local shoutout to Clara and Wyatt’s current playground of choice – Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park on Gig Harbor’s west side. With its tall tower slide, friendship-making disc swing, and a stone monument for local veterans, this Gig Harbor city park is sure to be a fast fave.

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Meetings next week to address Burley Lagoon geoduck farm proposal

May 18, 2023 | By:

The environmental impact study states that the 25.5-acre operation would have only negligible or minor impacts, but neighbors aren’t convinced.

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Penrose State Park campground closure extended

May 10, 2023 | By:

The park in Lakebay on Key Peninsula will open to day use on May 15, but supply-chain issues on a septic repair project are holding up camping.

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Wollochet road improvements among projects receiving state funds

Apr 25, 2023 | By:

State budgets also included money for PenMet’s community recreation center and restoration of Whiteman Cove on Key Peninsula.

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Nature, but nearby, at Adam Tallman Nature Park

Apr 21, 2023 | By:

Today’s adventure explores Gig Harbor’s Adam Tallman Nature Park, a mostly paved half-mile path that weaves you through wild wetlands and boasts a surprise duck pond obscured from the street. 

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Rabbit Haven hoping (or hopping?) you can help

Apr 14, 2023 | By:

Russell Wilson is calm and docile. His large ears pop upright atop his soft furry head as he  stretches out casually in an oversized pen at Rabbit Haven, a non-profit rescue and shelter for rabbits in Gig Harbor’s Ray Nash Valley. Russell and his pals at Rabbit Haven could use your help. Since rabbits go

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City residents discuss ideas for climate action plan

Apr 04, 2023 | By:

The city of Gig Harbor hosted an online workshop on climate change on March 29, as part of its efforts to craft a Climate Action Plan. Seattle-based Cascadia Consulting Group led the workshop, attended by more than two dozen people. The consultants gathered feedback on five “overarching sectors” of the action plan: transportation; buildings and

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Gray whale that washed up on Fox Island likely was hit by boat

Apr 04, 2023 | By:

A gray whale found dead last weekend on Fox Island likely had been struck by a boat. But even before that, it probably wasn’t doing very well. Scientists with the Cascadia Research Collective and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted a thorough examination and necropsy of the gray whale on Tuesday, April 4. Cascadia

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Megalodon at Point Defiance, a PNW tradition

Mar 24, 2023 | By:

Last year, Clara, Wyatt, and I stumbled upon a much-loved tradition that locals have been carrying out for decades.

And now that we know, it’s one we’re adopting forever.

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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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