April 2019 Events

Wild Plant Exploration

April 16

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

April 19

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

April 20

Artist Danielle Rimbert of Rimbert Illustration will be partnering with The Foundation for a two-part event at the Kitsap Cabin.

  1. 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.
  2. 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

April 22

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

April 23

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.

Art in the Forest

This is a FREE event.

Date: February 25th, 2019
Time: 9am – 2pm
Location: Kitsap Cabin, 3021 Seabeck Highway NW, Bremerton, WA 98312

The wonderful Danielle Rimbert will show us how to create wreaths and crowns out of Scotch broom. This will be a fun and creative way to make something useful out of a weed.

The day will begin with a nature walk. We will then gather in the historic Kitsap Cabin to create wreaths and crowns. While shaping the wreaths, we will learn about the effects invasive plants have on the Rhododendron Preserve.

Please bring gardening gloves and be ready to use your hands. Be aware that Scotch broom is an allergen.

Space is limited to 30 guests. View the event on our Facebook Page to let us know your interested in attending.