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

  • a bunch of cut out salmon in a bucket ready for kids to count and measure for smolt counting. They are different shapes and sizes

    Salmon and Kids Connect

    The Foundation takes great joy and satisfaction in customizing field trips such as the one for 4th graders that we hosted recently. They wanted to learn about salmon and connect to the Preserve’s salmon run in the life stage they are now.

  • Cascade Carnivore project logo

    2024 Spring Grants Awarded

    This spring, the grants committee reviewed 15 Community Grant applications that represented nearly $84,000 in requests for funding.

  • Map of the new boundaries after swap with the Mountaineers

    New Boundaries

    Earlier this year, the Foundation’s board worked hard to negotiate a settlement with The Mountaineers to address the final outstanding piece of litigation.

  • A group of older women with their backs in the pictures touching the bark on big tree

    Bark is the Tree’s Skin

    Tree bark is like our skin and requires us to take care of it so it remains healthy.

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