Key Peninsula-Gig Harbor-Islands Watershed Council

What's Happening?

The Lu Winsor Memorial Environmental grants 2020 cycle is now open! Applications are due on April 7, 2020. Visit our Small Grants Program page for more information.

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 2020 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. 

Like and follow us on our Facebook page or contact the Chair to get added to our email list if you'd like to get involved.

Use this link to request a speaker for a group presentation.

Attend an upcoming meeting (below) or look for the council at outreach events this year including:
Two beach oyster seeding volunteer events are scheduled this summer:
  • 6/18/20 Kopachuck State Park - oyster seeding option 4.  On beach time 08:30 AM.  Seeding window 09:30 – 12:00. Low tide -0.4 @ 10:41. 
  • 6/20/20 Penrose Point State Park oyster seeding option 2.  On beach time 09:00. seeding window 10:00 to 2:00. Low tide @ 11:51 -1.9. Long exposure if hot.
These events are done with support of the KGI Watershed Council in partnership with the Coastal Conservation Alliance.


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. 

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

Upcoming Meetings:
March 11 - Leadership Meeting CANCELED April 8 - General Meeting

Scenes From Our Watershed

2020 Council Leadership

Planning Committee Members:
  • Brienn Ellis, Chair - Gig Harbor
  • Karen Larson -EnviroCorps
  • Lucinda Wingard - Crescent Valley Alliance
  • Lindsey Stover - Harbor WildWatch
  • Eric Gunther - PenMet Parks
  • Chris Paterson - Washington State Parks
  • Cindy Callahan - Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
  • Barbara Ann Smolko - Pierce County
  • Jeff Barney - Pierce County
KGI Watershed Map

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Contact Us
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Barbara Ann Smolko & Jeff Barney
Watershed Coordinators
Phone: (253) 798-6156
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mailing Address:
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109
Tacoma, WA 98409-7322