Celebrating 50 Years
Our Natural Legacy
Protecting and connecting with the habitat, mountains, water, and natural history of the Salish Sea region.
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.
We partner with other like-minded organizations to increase Salish Sea stewardship, preservation and restoration by offering grant applications.
We work with local schools and community members to offer environmental educational experiences to encourage good stewardship of the earth.
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!
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.