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.

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

Mar 09, 2023 | By:

Now that we’re on my fifth column here at everyone’s favorite news site, you know a little more about the kids and me. Like how I’m a sucker for a historical throwback, Clara and Wyatt are officially willing to forgo swings for forests, and that we’re never too old for a fenced-in playground. But how about I take it one step further?

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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 Washington state Department of Ecology and the Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club have resumed work on a lead pollution clean-up plan after Ecology named environmental engineer

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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 what it must be like, perhaps informed by the Discovery Channel show “Deadliest Catch.” Large crab cages, rough seas, a crew, and a lot of

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