Conservation Education Update

Girl Scouts Earn Special Badge

Our Conservation Education program focuses on the next generation of people who will call this place home. We are fortunate to partner with the Girl Scouts, and the serious girl power they bring. Troop leader, Lisa Hilt-Rudd, her mother, Victoria Hilt, and Troop 43990 share a passion for the Rhododendron Preserve and volunteer huge amounts of their time and help.

Lisa’s troop earned a special badge for their work at the Preserve, which includes planting trees, documenting plants in Hidden Valley, and learning about noxious weeds. The troop hiked out to Big Tree and was inspired by this enormous Douglas fir and the spawning salmon that enrich the forest. These awesome girls are protecting the forest and making memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Troop 43990 for your service!