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GGHF EnviroCorps Presents Roses and Rosedale

A Historical Walking Tour of Sehmel Homestead Park

GGHF EnviroCorps, a program of the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, presents Roses and Rosedale Winter Edition: a historical walking tour of Sehmel Homestead Park. Last fall, over 40 people attended our first historical walking tour of Sehmel Homestead Park. Due to that success, we plan to hold the event seasonally, to show that this park is lovely at every time of the year, especially in springtime! Representatives from EnviroCorps will lead the free community walk that will explore the park’s history as well as the plants that comprise this beautiful place – all are invited to join!

What: ROSES AND ROSEDALE - A Historical Walking Tour of Sehmel Homestead Park

When: April 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where: Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

The one-hour walking tour will start at the flagpoles, in front of the park’s snack bar – across from the Volunteer Vern Pavilion. Along the route we will talk about the history of the Sehmel family, their farm, and their place as one of the original pioneering families of Rosedale at the end of the last century. As they lead the walk through the park’s trails, your guides will share information on the many noteworthy plants along the way.

The event is free, family friendly, will last approximately one hour, and will be held rain or shine. So wear your rain gear, just in case, and join us!

For more information, please contact Karen Larson, Development Director at


Karen Larson, Development Director
GGHF EnviroCorps

About the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation (GGHF) is the only community foundation specifically working to meet the diverse needs of our greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsula communities. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $4.6 million in grants, scholarships, land, equipment and volunteer labor over its 10-year history. At its core, the GGHF is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors, volunteers and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs. For more information, visit