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

Preserve

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

Inspire

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

Educate

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

Recent News

  • Looking up among the trees in a forest with blue sky and the sun shinning through

    Belonging

    People belong in nature. Too often we relegate that belonging strictly to physical activity like hiking, climbing, and camping, but the ways to connect to nature are so much more than physical activity.

  • About 5 people standing around a table with a table cloth and food on it. They are at a beach by a river on the right. There are trees in the distance with blue skies and clouds.

    Nature Inspires Us

    The Rhododendron Preserve inspires us.

  • the pavilion with trees in the back ground.

    Celebrating Accomplishments, Legacies

    It’s been a busy year, not just with the work to move forward from the years-long litigation, but all the incredible improvements we’ve made on the Preserve.

  • A picture of a farm. There are two tree in the forefront, one big and one shorter and rounder. Next to he big tree is a garage. Behind the smaller rounder tree the farm. There are blue skies and fluffy clouds in the background. There is grass all over the ground and is fairly flat.

    People and Trees

    Have you ever visited the Palouse country in eastern Washington? If you have, then you’re familiar with the miles and miles of rolling hills planted with various crops

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