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

  • Great Horned Owl up front in the picture. With tree branches behind it and you can see the sky through the branches.

    Rhododendron Preserve is a Bird Buffet

    When we protect habitat like our Rhododendron Preserve, we are providing a wonderful buffet for all the species of native birds. On the Preserve you can see a wide variety of birds. If you pay attention when you visit the Preserve, you will notice all the various sources of food available for the several types…

  • The Salish Sea with rocks in the front of the picture and the sea as far as you can see. With blue sky and a few fluffy clouds in the sky.

    Community Grants Support Positive Change

    Over our 55 years of the Community Grants program, we’ve allocated $3.5 million to groups that align with our work to preserve and protect the Salish Sea region.

  • A man standing in the middle of a forest with a hiking backpack on holding a walking stick. With trees and ferns all around him and a big log behind him.

    Interns Hard at Work on the Preserve

    The Foundation has brought on paid college interns at the Preserve for several years now. This year, they are putting a particular focus on the health of the creeks on the Preserve.

  • A close up picture of a Madrone leaf

    Leave it to Leaves

    Walking through the forest, we are surrounded by leaves. There are leaves on trees, leaves on bushes, plant leaves, and even leaves littering the ground. Leaves are amazing; there are many critically important roles that they play in ecosystem health.

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