Key Peninsula-Gig Harbor-Islands Watershed Council

What's Happening?

The Lu Winsor Memorial Environmental grants 2019 cycle is open! Visit our Small Grants Program page for more information or click here to apply. Grant applications are due March 31st. 

The mission of the Key Peninsula-Gig Harbor-Islands (KGI) Watershed Council is to foster wise stewardship of the KGI Watershed. The Council provides educational programs, outreach, and workshops for watershed residents and encourages the collaboration and involvement of all watershed residents and businesses.

Our KGI Work Plan for 2019 is ready and features plans for several work parties, programs on enhancing watershed native plant canopy, and a good look at how climate change affects our area. The Lu Winsor grant process goes on this spring: accepting applications beginning in March and celebrating the grant-supported work in June. Mark your calendars for upcoming general meetings on April 3 (a night meeting), and June 12.

Attend an upcoming meeting (below) or look for the council at a variety of outreach events this year including:
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The Council hosts monthly meetings and an annual retreat. All meetings are open to and welcome the public.

Usually the second Wednesdays of the month from 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. General meetings and Planning meetings rotate each month. If you're interested in attending the KGI Planning meeting, please contact the Chair two weeks prior to the meeting at: 

Council meetings are held at the Gig Harbor Fire HQ, 10222 Bujacich Rd NW, Gig Harbor WA 98332.  

Upcoming Meetings:

March 13 General (in place of February mtg)
Why go native? Choosing native plants for your landscaping 

April 3 General (evening meeting)
Climate Change: What can we do locally?
May 8 Planning 
Finish 5-Year Work Plan 

June 12 General 
2018 Lu Winsor Memorial Grant recipients final reports 

July 10
Whiteman Cove Field Trip and General Meeting 

September 11 Planning
Organize State of the Watershed

October 9 General (evening meeting):
State of the Watershed

November 13 Planning
Begin 2020 workplan template & ideas 

December 11 General
Holiday Gathering/Retreat: 2019 Review & Plan for 2020

Our Scenic Watershed

2019 Council Leadership

Planning Committee Members:
KGI Watershed Map

Resource Library

Contact Us
Barbara Ann Smolko
Watershed Coordinator
Phone: (253) 798-6156
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 201
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322

In Person: Visit Suite 109