Contact: Renee Johnson
Washington State University Kitsap County Extension
Phone (360) 337- 7157
Learn how to protect, preserve, and appreciate Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula’s beaches and shellfish through free classes offered in June
(Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula, WA) Join a Horticulture Educator, Marine Water Quality Specialists, and other community members as we explore and enjoy the environment and learn about natural processes, marine life, and the connection between human behavior and local
water quality issues. There will be in-class and outdoor experiences presented. Participants will also have the chance to win free shellfish and soil testing and to participate in Washington Sea Grant’s State of the Oyster Study.
- Shoreline Living- Sunday, June 10 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Hales Pass Community
Center with Marine Water Quality Specialist Jeff Adams and Horticulture Educator Peg Tillery
- Bivalves for Clean Water- Saturday, June 23 from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Camp Seymour with
Marine Water Quality Specialist Teri King
These workshops will help us understand how our everyday actions impact water quality through learning about shoreline processes, beach etiquette, and shellfish and other sea creatures. Additional topics will also be introduced, including the importance of septic system maintenance, easy natural yard care practices, and the value of native plants in the landscape.
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.