Wild Plant Exploration
This is a 2-part event. It starts with a plant identification walk at the Rhododendron Preserve with Langdon Cook. Following the walk, there will be a cooking demonstration held at Olympic College. The ingredients used in the demonstration will be locally foraged but NOT taken from the Preserve. Get your tickets today.
Earth Day teach-in for South Kitsap High School
The Foundation will provide SKHS’s Environmental Studies students with a special fieldtrip. The students will learn from EPA scientists and explore the Rhododendron Preserve on a hike guided by Katha Miller-Winder. This educational event is made possible by generous donors and dedicated volunteers.
Art in the Forest
Artist Danielle Rimbert of Rimbert Illustration will be partnering with The Foundation for a two-part event at the Kitsap Cabin.
- 10:30 – 12:30 Attendees will learn the marbling process and go home with a beautiful silk scarf creation. Virgin Mimosa Bar and light refreshments provided.
- 1:00pm There will be a guided hike by a local naturalist following the art portion of the event.
Event Tickets are $55.
Earth Day WCC Crew
The Foundation has hired the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) to control invasive English Holly. English Holly has taken hold in several buffer parcels in the Preserve. The parcels were previously a tree farm. Controlling invasive species is a vital part of restoring the Preserve to natural forest conditions. The WCC crew has a challenging task ahead of them. Generous donations help maintain the Rhododendron Preserve.
Kitsap Great Give
We will be participating in the Kitsap Great Give (KGG). The KGG is 24 hours of online giving hosted by the Kitsap Community Foundation. Early giving begins on April 9th. Our target is to raise $5,000 for transportation grants. Your donation will provide transportation for educational field trips. This will allow students and community groups to get outside, connect with healthy ecosystems, and learn about environmental issues and salmon habitat.