Celebrating 50 Years

Our Natural Legacy

Protecting and connecting with the habitat, mountains, water, and natural history of the Salish Sea region.

Our Work

Bright pink rhododendron blossom


We are stewards of the Rhododendron Preserve, a 466-acre ecological jewel with some of the last remaining old growth forest in the Puget Sound lowlands.

A sun-dappled path through evergreen forest


We partner with other like-minded organizations to increase Salish Sea stewardship, preservation and restoration by offering grant applications.

Long-exposure shot of rocky, blue-gray river with white-capped eddies


We work with local schools and community members to offer environmental educational experiences to encourage good stewardship of the earth.

Recent News

  • Smolt trap in the water with trees behind and blue skies

    Healthy Waterways, Forests and Salmon Runs

    The smolt traps are incredibly helpful tools. They capture smolts running through Wildcat and Lost Creeks just before they join together at the convergent zone to become Chico Creek

  • light pink rhododendron blooming

    Foundation Succeeds in Preventing Unfettered Access

    Statement from Mindy Roberts, Board of Directors Secretary, Keta Legacy Foundation, also known as the Mountaineers Foundation, on outcome of Mountaineers’ move to force access to Foundation land

  • Salmon swimming upstream in the rocks and low water

    Statement on Land Access

    For the Keta Legacy Foundation, also known as the Mountaineers Foundation, our top priority continues to be protecting our decades of stewardship and expansion of the Rhododendron Preserve

  • Two kids on a log pointing to something in the creek. Kids dressed in warm clothes with ferns behind them.

    Connecting with Students, Fostering Hands-on Learning

    At the Foundation, we believe education should connect the learner. It should be interesting. It should engage the senses. When a student goes home after a field trip at our Rhododendron Preserve, we want them to be brimming with excitement about what they experienced and what they learned.

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