Upcoming Events

Orca Recovery Day – Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Time: 10 AM to 1 PM

Location: Harper Park – 3500 SE Southworth Dr, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Join us for a collaborative effort with Harper Stewardship Group, Kitsap County Parks, WSU Water Stewardship Program, Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, and Washington Sea Grant! We have teamed up for a day of restoration at Harper Park and Estuary with the following events planned –

Native Planting: The new footbridge is in at Harper Park on the forest trail and it needs foliage planted in the surrounding area! This group will be planting native plant species around the bank area. All tools and instruction will be provided.

Invasive Plant Removal: Harper is full of invasive scotch broom and ivy. We will focus on pulling out these weedy plants to make room for native species to thrive. All tools and instruction will be provided.

Nature Art Project: Paint a piece of Harper! We will have the opportunity to paint an Orca design on a rock to take home or keep at the park and place around our native garden for visitors to enjoy. All materials will be provided. Instruction of the Orca rock painting will be lead by local Harper artist Katy Pinard. You can view some of her artwork on one of the signs at Harper Park!

Beach Walk and Exploration: Join a Washington Sea Grant marine ecologist on Harper Estuary’s shoreline to explore the plants and animals that live there, how they interact with their environment and how we monitor them to better understand the health and function of the estuary.

Register for this free event HERE.

Past Events

National Estuaries Week

September 19th, 2021 – Kingston Public Market

On September 19th, 2021 we are joining forces with Stillwaters Environmental Center and Mid-Sound Fisheries in recognition of National Estuaries Week. Our organizations will be sharing a booth at the market while raising awareness about the importance of our estuaries.

Stillwaters Environmental Center will be hosting a beach walk and Mid-Sound Fisheries will be focusing on estuary importance to salmon. Shore Friendly Kitsap will be sharing shoreline restoration information and have a sign-up for shoreline homeowners interested in site visits.

Want to learn more about National Estuaries Week? Check out how it all got started HERE.

Shoreline Webinar Series

February 3rd 2021 and February 10th 2021

Video Recordings:

February 3rd – Coastal Processes Webinar

February 10th – Shoreline Restoration and Projects Webinar