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

  • A bunch of high school students on the new bridge in the fall looking down at the salmon.

    Growing New Opportunities for Students

    After not visiting the preserve for almost 5 year I finally visited, and I became overwhelmed with joy going down to Hidden Valley – it is simply amazing and stunning. There was so much to see: A cleared and replanted homestead area, a new education pavilion, and an incredible new bridge!

  • A group of people in rain jackets in a muddy forest clearing work together to plan trees. A recently fallen evergreen tree lies in the foreground.

    Planting for Healthy Landscapes, Waterways

    Over the past year, we have done a lot of work at the Preserve, which is now nearly 500 acres in size. This year we’ll continue our work of new planting and restoration.

  • Clearing the Path for Growth

    The demolition work on some property that the Foundation acquired on Seabeck Highway Northwest was completed in December

  • Connection to Critical Wildlife Corridor

    The Preserve borders the Central Kitsap Greenway, an important wildlife corridor, making clear the importance of our preservation work.

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