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.

Rotary transforming Wollochet onramp area from field to forest

Feb 02, 2023 | By:

Club members and helpers will plant trees and shrubs Saturday in a 3-acre field circled by the Wollochet Drive onramp to westbound Highway 16.

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Kids’ Gig playground charms with nods to local landmarks

Jan 27, 2023 | By:

After two decades of play, faded paint and missing parts, much of The Kids’ Gig local history is lost to Gig Harbor newcomers like us. 

So the kids and I recently set out to rediscover what’s been lost clues built into the park’s design, current pics, internet archives, and historical photos to help bring those cool features back to light.

Read on to see what we found.

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Council approves repayment plan for delinquent water and sewer customers

Jan 25, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor residents who are behind on their water or sewer bills now have options for paying the overdue bills and interest penalties. The Gig Harbor City Council approved a

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King tides not expected to bring widespread flooding

Jan 19, 2023 | By:

The extreme low atmospheric pressure that combined with last month’s high tides to push seawater onto shore won’t likely be present this time around.

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Penrose Point State Park closed until mid-May

Jan 18, 2023 | By:

The popular destination 21 miles from Gig Harbor is getting a new sewage system.

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Get to know Crescent Creek Park

Jan 12, 2023 | By:

Hey, guys! The new year is officially upon us and I’m excited to be writing my very first column in Gig Harbor Now to share all the local places to take kids in 2023. But, before we move forward, let’s take a quick look back. Way back – to 1915 when the site of Gig Harbor’s present-day Crescent Creek Park first began to take shape.

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Harbor Happenings: City celebrates North Creek property purchase

Jan 11, 2023 | By:

This week’s calendar has plenty of opportunities to enjoy music, movies and even a dedication ceremony at Gig Harbor’s newest “park.” The city of Gig Harbor will host an “un-groundbreaking”

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Tacoma Narrows Airport to cut down trees, as required by FAA

Dec 20, 2022 | By:

During a public comment period, the main concerns voiced were about the removal of trees that are obstacles to navigation.

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New city parks manager has long experience in local government

Dec 14, 2022 | By:

Jennifer Haro was in Ireland to attend a friend’s wedding when she received an email indicating that the city of Gig Harbor wanted to interview her to be its new

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Stronger shoreline protections on county council’s docket

Dec 12, 2022 | By:

If passed next week, an amendment to the shoreline management plan would keep 49.2 miles of shoreline free of docks and piers. They’d be mostly confined to shorelines where others already disrupt the habitat.

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