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.

State Parks gathers public thoughts on Kopachuck renovation, right-of-way

Jan 12, 2022

People presented about a dozen comments and questions during a 20-minute virtual meeting on Tuesday night.

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Photo Gallery: Readers submit their high-water pictures

Jan 08, 2022

Readers sent in pictures of the abnormally high tides of the past couple days.

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State Parks seeking input about Kopachuck road right-of-way transfer to county

Jan 08, 2022

Pierce County officials believe that an upcoming Kopachuck Park renovation will generate more traffic on their roads.

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White Christmas might hinge on technicality

Dec 22, 2021

By definition, a white Christmas is one in which there’s an inch of snow on the ground in the morning. Though Saturday might not qualify, there could be at least that much Christmas night and the following days.

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Sale of historic Lakebay Marina nears completion

Dec 20, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources will oversee the aquatic lands and lease, State Parks will manage the uplands and a boating association will renovate, maintain and operate the marina.

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City attempting to buy 23 acres of parkland off of Burnham Drive

Nov 23, 2021

The forest with Donkey/North Creek running through would be kept in its current state.

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Don’t FOG up the holidays

Nov 22, 2021

Wastewater treatment plant operators say fat, oil and grease go in the garbage, not down the drain.

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Proposed Burley Lagoon geoduck farm upsets neighbors

Oct 22, 2021

Converting the 25.5-acre farm site from Manila clams and oyster to geoducks wouldn’t significantly change the tidelands, according to the draft environmental impact statement. Opponents of the plan say this claim is slanted and they look forward to refuting it.

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Public input sought on proposed geoduck farm in Burley Lagoon

Oct 09, 2021

Taylor Shellfish Farms would replace Manila clam and oyster beds on the 25.5-acre site with geoduck clam farming.

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Single-use plastic bag ban returns Friday

Sep 28, 2021

Shoppers must bring their own reusable bags or pay 8 cents apiece for more environmentally friendly ones provided by the store.

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