Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Join Us for an Afternoon of Fun and
Learning about Minter Creek
Saturday, September 22, 2012
1:00 - 5:30 PM
Minter Creek Elementary School
126117 118th Ave, NW, Gig Harbor, WA
PRESENTATIONS and OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
1:00 - 4:30 PM
"Virtual Tour" of Minter Creek Watershed
Minter Creek Elementary Student's Environmental Research Project
Natural Yard Care
How to Maintain your Septic System
Animal Waste Management
Stewardship Opportunities - Beach Watchers and Stream Team
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Walk to a nearby forest to learn about stewardship activities
Walk around the school grounds to learn about stormwater runoff
FUN FOR ALL AGES!
Bring the kids for fun activities hosted by Harbor WildWatch and Washington Sea Grant
Registration is required - Sign up by September 14th
For more information and to register contact:
Renee Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-337-7175
This workshop is funded by a grant from:
Department of Ecology, State of Washington
Workshop sponsors include:
Washington State University
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Pierce Conservation District
Raise the Grade
WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination.
Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local SWU Extension office.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Learn how to protect, preserve, and appreciate Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula’s natural wonders through free classes offered this spring
(Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula, WA) Class participants will explore the environment and learn about the connection between our behavior and local water issues. Classes include in class and out in the field experiences to learn about stewardship of our natural resources and properties. Classes begin on March 4.
Shoreline Living- March 4 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Nichols Community Center
Native Plants- March 19 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Gig Harbor Civic Center
Care and Feeding of Septic Systems- March 25 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Key Peninsula Fire Station.
Attendees can attend one or all of these classes. Local opportunities to volunteer will also be presented by speakers at each talk.
During training, class participants will discover how their everyday actions impact water quality while they learn about a range of topics including natural yard care, native plants, shoreline living, maintenance and care of septic systems, and beach etiquette. They will also learn about sea creatures such as clams, crabs, salmon, seaweed, and invertebrates. Some training sessions will include a fun and informative outdoor field trip.
After attending one or all of the workshops, participants who wish can become involved by attending additional free spring and summer classes, or by volunteering through Harbor WildWatch. Opportunities include future classes like Washington SeaGrant’s Bivalves for Clean Water and the State of the Oyster Study, and Harbor WildWatch’s “Get Your Feet Wet” and “Pier into the Night” programs. Other exciting opportunities include helping with interactive touch tanks, interpretive beach walks, and night-time sea-life exploration.
For more information or to register for classes, please contact Renee Johnson at email@example.com or (360) 337-7157.
These free classes are funded by the Department of Ecology, sponsored by Pierce County Shellfish Partners, and brought to you by Harbor WildWatch, the Pierce Conservation District, and the Kitsap County WSU Extension.
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.
Contact: Peg Tillery or Renee Johnson
Washington State University Kitsap County Extension
Phone (360) 337- 7157
Monday, December 19, 2011
Don't miss this fun gathering tomorrow evening at the Peninsula Light Company office, 13315 Goodnough Drive N. W., Purdy, WA. Hearing about the great projects accomplished, thanks to funding provided by the Lu Winsor Small Grants Program, is always uplifting.
See you there!
See you there!
Friday, December 2, 2011
KGI's Lu Winsor Small Grants Program, named in memory of a committed environmental land steward and founding KGI member, provides competitive grants of up to $2,000.00 for projects making an environmental difference in the watershed. Worm bins to stream restorations, Seastars to enviro-camps and so much more; these grants have provided a way for those with interest, focus and creativity to get things done.
If spending a couple of hours hearing about some completed projects that will make you feel good about successes in the watershed sounds appealing, do come and join us. Questions of the presenters are always welcome.
We are proud of the Lu Winsor Small Grant Program and the successes that have resulted because of it. Come enjoy holiday refreshments and learn a bit about what can and is being done to make the KGI Watershed and its people healthy, informed and ready to be the next generation of environmental stewards. Lu would love that.
December 20th, 4:00-6:00 PM
at the Peninsula Light Company Office