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.

PenMet seeks input on strategic plan

Jun 06, 2022

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

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PenMet adds security at Fox Island sandspit park

Jun 03, 2022

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

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

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Cutts Island chosen for first Puget Sound floating toilet

May 10, 2022

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

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

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Grant helps move North Creek land purchase closer to reality

Apr 18, 2022

Thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from the Russell Family Foundation, the Gig Harbor Land Conservation Fund has already achieved a key benchmark toward acquiring 5.15 acres of forested

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Neighbors of proposed sports complex want to know its impacts

Apr 08, 2022

The group is circulating petitions to submit to the City Council asking for environmental impact studies on the entire project by an independent agency.

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New restrictions on docks proposed for parts of Fox Island, Key Peninsula

Apr 05, 2022

Pierce County is proposing prohibiting new residential docks and piers on 7.3 miles of shoreline on Fox Island and the Key Peninsula. The prohibition is among five proposed amendments to

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King tides a rising threat in Gig Harbor

Mar 31, 2022

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.

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City attempting to conserve another 5.15 acres near Donkey Creek Park

Feb 16, 2022

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

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