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Port Gamble Forest guided hiking and birding tour

When: 11 Feb. 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: The trailhead is about a mile south of Port Gamble, on highway 104 (the road alongside the west side of Port Gamble Bay that heads up to Port Gamble). Meet at the kiosk at the edge of the parking lot. The organizer’s website has a Google map to refer to at https://forterra.org/event/guided-hike-port-gamble-forest-7 (accessed 6 Feb. 2016)
What to bring: Pack a sack lunch for a picnic and don’t forget your water bottle! Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers, rain gear or sun protection as needed.
Hike details: Limited elevation gain, suitable for hikers of all ages and abilities!

Please RSVP: The sooner you RSVP – the more prepared we will be! We want to make your visit to Port Gamble Forest a great experience! Contact Susannah Hale with RSVP or questions (Susannah Hale, shale@forterra.org, ph: 206-905-6911, website http://SavePG.org).

Comments: This guided hiking and birding tour is hosted to promote the Kitsap Forest and Bay Community’s Campaign to raise $3.5 million by July 2017 to save the large forest near Port Gamble from development. If this land is purchased by the campaign,  this forest will forever be available as wildlife habitat, hiking and biking trails, and birding areas. Multiple community and state groups are involved in trying to purchase this land.

If you would like to preserve the forest, mail your check to Forterra, 901 5th Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98164  and make your check out to “Forterra” with a note on the memo line that says “Kitsap Forest and Bay.” <source: https://forterra.org/give-to-kitsap, accessed 6 Feb. 2017>. For West Sounders not familiar with Forterra, it is the Washington State equivalent of our own Great Peninsula Conservancy. Forterra is using its bigger resources to assist GPC and many other West Sound organizations in coordinating the fundraising campaign to buy the Port Gamble Forest.