Get Your Feet Wet programs
|Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 11:30am – 3:30pm and Tomorrow Wednesday @ 12|
Get Your Feet Wet ; touch-tank programs at Kopachuck and Penrose State Parks. Beach-walk at Manchester State Park 11:00am-3:00pm. Click for more information on the Gig Harbor Wild Watch programs servicing the Puget Sound area and located right here in Gig Harbor, WA. We are a peninsula, surrounded by water (except for an isthmus connecting us with the mainland), and with so much water and the unbelievable beauty of the Puget Sound (the 2nd largest estuary in America), you would be remiss not to explore the beaches and native sea life that surrounds you.
The flagship program of Harbor WildWatch began 4 years ago when the founder of Gig Harbor Wild Watch set up a small activity station at Jerisich Dock with the blessing of the city of Gig Harbor. The response from residents and visitors was so overwhelmingly positive, they decided to offer our interactive beach program on a regular published schedule.
The GH Wild Watch describes their program like this: “We bring awareness of the species that share our home, thereby encouraging respect and a sense of stewardship for the bounty of our natural resources. We schedule interpretive programs on our local beaches on most low tide days during the late spring and summer. You will be able to locate us by looking for the blue canopy on the beach, and our volunteers and naturalists dressed in blue shirts and hats. We collect live specimens (by permit), place them in touch tanks, set up a resource table, and welcome curious visitors of all ages.”
couldn’t have said it better myself. explore your community! Life is good….in Gig Harbor.
***** Another notable and worthy event: Summer Sounds at the Park. Every Tuesday @ Skansie Bros. Park. This week it’s The Blackberry Bushes String Band.