Celebrating 50 Years

Our Natural Legacy

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

Our Work

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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.

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Educate

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

Recent News

  • Keta Legacy Foundation logo

    Moving Forward: Legal Matter Resolved, Foundation Looks to the Future

    We are incredibly pleased to share that after months of good-faith negotiations with The Mountaineers, we have reached agreement on the remaining issues in the litigation that started in 2019.

  • An up close picture of a new growth on a pine.

    Remembering

    Have you ever noticed how similar pine, fir, and spruce are in appearance? Not being able to easily tell which kind of conifer you’re looking at has always been a challenge.

  • 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.

    A Look Back and Ahead

    We are never short on big plans for the Preserve, whether it’s formalizing our intern program or restoring our creeks and landscapes. With the help of volunteers, we had a great 2023!

  • A look at the Preserve from a drone. All you see it is the top of the trees with the sky in the distance.

    Mapping Our Work, Building a Legacy

    We cannot talk about fulfilling our core mission to protect the landscapes and waterways on the Preserve without acknowledging the great work of our interns, specifically our first-ever intern and now head of our internship program Casey Blankenship.

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