Learn how to protect, preserve, and appreciate Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula’s natural wonders through free classes offered this spring
Free Native Plants Class- Monday, March 19 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Gig Harbor Civic Center.
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.
This class will meet at the Gig Harbor Civic Center at 5:30 and take a field trip the Chamber of Commerce rain garden. Following the rain garden tour, we will meet back at the Civic Center for a native plant identification class from 6:30 to 8:30. The class will feature plants that are suitable for wetland and salt marsh areas.
For more information or to register for classes, please contact Renee Johnson at email@example.com or (360)
Other available classes and opportunities:
(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.
March 4 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Nichols Community Center
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.
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 Sea Grant’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.
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.