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Kitsap Forest & Bay Events

Deadline: July, 2017

Save Port Gamble Forest

To date, 2,736 acres saved of the Port Gamble Forest! 10 weeks left to reach our community fundraising campaign goal.

Since last April we have raised $2.15M on a goal of $3.5M from hundreds of community members, foundations and individuals.

Help us spread the word- Learn more and DONATE NOW. www.savepg.org

May 12 - 29, 2015

Indiegogo.com Campaign


Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition launched a second Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to fill the funding gap for purchasing Grovers Creek Preserve, the third acquisition for the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project.


Grovers Creek Preserve is the jewel at the center of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project a place of old growth trees and a vital link in the Sound to Olympics Trail.


With your help, we can protect these 270 acres. Just $25,000 separates us from our goal of conserving Grovers Creek Preserve forever! By making a donation through our crowdfunding campaign, you can be part of conserving this beautiful place and all the outdoor recreation it supports. Please make a donation at igg.me/at/SaveGroversCreek.


YOU can make a difference

We've raised more than $1.8 million toward this purchase. Now we need YOUR help to raise the last $25,000! Any funds raised beyond our goal will help purchase additional land in the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. Our campaign ends Friday, May 29. Donate TODAY. Thank you!


February 21, 2015

Port Gamble Trail Cleanup

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Come help spruce up Port Gamble Shoreline Park and the Port Gamble trailheads. Meet at the Uplands Trailhead #1 parking area (off Hwy 104, just south of the town of Port Gamble) at 8:30 am for instructions, then we'll spread out to the trailheads to pick up and bag garbage. Afterward we'll celebrate our good work with a BBQ. Wear work gloves, old clothes and sturdy shoes.  We'll be working near busy highways (not recommended for young children). RSVP: kate@greatpeninsula.org.


November 1 , 2014

REI / GPC Stewardship Day

Port Gamble Shoreline Park

Join other rock star volunteers to plant trees at Kitsap County's newest park. We'll start the day by removing invasive plants, and then plant red cedar saplings.


Bring your gloves, shovels, clippers and sturdy shoes. Enjoy the shoreline, the views, some great snacks and the company of other fabulous volunteers! Go home with a Get Dirty T-shirt courtesy of REI. Learn more & sign up to volunteer.


April 18 , 2014

Port Gamble Shoreline Celebration

Come celebrate Kitsap Forest & Bay Project's first land purchase!

Join us Friday, April 18, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Hood Canal Vista Pavilion (4740 NE View Drive), Port Gamble.  All are welcome.  RSVP not required.




January 17 - February 3, 2014

Indiegogo.com Campaign

Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign Friday, January 17 to fill the funding gap for purchasing the first 535 acres of forest and beach on Port Gamble Bay.

In just 48 hours, our community met our $8,000 goal!  Thanks to those generous donations and a generous donation from Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, the coalition now has reached our $4.6 million goal to purchase the 535 acres.  All additional funds raised will help purchase additional land in the Port Gamble forest!

With your help, the purchase of the Port Gamble Bay Shoreline block–the first phase of our visionary 6,700 acre Kitsap Forest & Bay Project–will be completed in a few short weeks!  With that accomplished, we'll continue right on and purchase the land and trails in the Port Gamble Forest, North Kitsap Heritage Park Expansion, Divide Forest (Govers Creek) and Hansville Forest.

Thank you to all who made a contribution to the campaign or who supported the project in other ways.  Our joint success sets the stage for our continued effort to consrve the remaining 6,000 acres of Kitsap Forest & Bay Project lands.

Show Up and Be Counted!

Throughout the summer, we’re asking Kitsap trail users to show up and be counted! While you’re out on the trails—whether hiking, biking, horseback riding, or just enjoying some fresh air—snap a picture and post it to our Facebook page to show why you support the Project. We’ll feature your pictures on Facebook and on our website. In addition, simply by taking a picture, you’ll help to show potential donors how important this Project is for the health and vitality of Kitsap County and its community trails!



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You Can Help!


Sign Up to Save the Land!

Add your name to our growing list of supporters. Email us.


Have fun and support a great cause by helping us plan and coordinate outreach activities.

Tell your friends and family

Encourage them to get involved!

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and events.



Get Involved!

Coaltion Community Activities:


Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition invites community and business organizations from Kitsap County and greater Puget Sound to become involved.

The Coalition meets monthly to share project updates and develop strategies for advancing the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. Contact our Coalition Chair.



Contact Information:

Sandra Staples-Bortner

Executive Director

Great Peninsula Conservacy



Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition


To Learn More:

Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition welcome opportunities to make presentations to community and business organizations, and to participate as an exhibitor at community events.  Please contact our Community Outreach Chair to schedule a presentation or community event particpation.