Past Meetings and Events
August 21, 2020 1-3pm | Harper Park Stewardship Group Work Party
The Harper Park Stewardship Group held a socially distanced work party focusing on invasive ivy removal and planning for an entrance sign flowerbed! View photos from the event here.
For more information on the stewardship group, please contact Carmen Smith at [email protected].
July 24, 2020 1-3pm | Harper Park Stewardship Group Work Party
The Harper Park Stewardship Group held a socially distanced work party – continuing their ivy removal efforts behind the ball field.
June 26, 2020 1-3pm | Harper Park Stewardship Group Work Party
The Harper Park Stewardship Group held a socially distanced work party to remove invasive ivy from behind the ball field. The Group plans to continue ivy removal in this area this summer to make more room for native plants.
February 29, 2020 10am-12pm | Harper Park Stewardship Group Native Planting Extravaganza
The Harper Park Stewardship Group held a native plant planting extravaganza! The group planted various species of native trees and shrubs in the area behind the ballfield – and was able to load a full trailer of ivy to be removed from the park! Thanks to all those who attended!
Check out pictures from the event here!
January 26, 2020 10am-12pm | Harper Park Stewardship Group Work Party
The Harper Party Stewardship Group held a work party to perform trail maintenance and remove invasive ivy from behind the ballfield. The cleared area will be the focus of next month’s Native Planting Extravaganza.
October 27, 2019 | 9:30am & 10am-12pm Harper Park Stewardship Meeting and Trail Maintenance Work Party
Meeting at 9:30am was held for community members to learn about stewardship opportunities at Harper Park. They met at the park’s covered picnic table area. Volunteer trail maintenance work party followed from 10am-12pm. Drinks and snacks provided. Weather permitting. If you have any questions please contact Amy Smalley at [email protected] or Carmen Smith at [email protected]
September 26, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm Community Meeting on the Draft Harper Park Improvement Plan
Meeting took place at the Colby United Methodist Church, 2881 Harvey St. SE, in Port Orchard.
September 14, 2019 | 1 – 3pm Harper Estuary Plant Walk & Survey
Please join us at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 14, to learn about the importance of estuary plants and how to monitor plant communities. Meet at the Harper Park parking lot. Bring your boots! Participants will walk the site and take part in a citizen science plant survey. The survey will be led by Dr. Jenise Bauman, professor at Western Washington University in the Huxley College of the Environment.
May 25, 2019 | Volunteer Harper Park Ivy-Pull
Meet at 9-11 AM at the parking lot next to ballfield. 3500 SE Southworth Drive, Port Orchard, 98366Join the Parks Department and new Life Church volunteers to pull invasive English Ivy. Tools and instruction will be provided. Please bring your own gloves. For more information contact: Jackson Lee, Volunteer Coordinator at 360-337-5350.
May 15-16, 2019 | Harper Beach Cleanup
Department of Natural Resource Crews will be at Harper Estuary to clean up creosote wood. Please contact Kitsap County (360-337-5777) or DNR (https://mycoast.org/wa) if you have creosote wood or debris on your beach that you’d like to remove.
April 20, 2019 | Celebrate Earth Day! Harper Park Ivy-Pull
Meet at 1-3 pm at Harper Park to pull ivy and do good! Kitsap County Parks is hosting this event. Bring gloves, tools provided.
March 25, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Volunteer Stewardship Meeting at Colby United Methodist Church, 2881 Harvey St. SE, in Port Orchard.
March 21, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Walk-Shop: Sunday, February 24 at 2:00PM
January 30, 2019 6:30 – 8:30pm