Happy New Year! December Letter from the President

Greetings to all our Foundation friends,

Happy New Year! For all of us at the Keta Legacy Foundation, also known as Mountaineers Foundation, we hope you had a relaxing holiday season with family and friends.

The Foundation is gearing up for another busy year of planting and planning with big visions for the Rhododendron Preserve. It’s exciting to see the work that we continue to do with your support to make the Preserve a more inclusive and welcoming space for visitors, school field trips, and the many other events and happenings throughout the year.

I am excited to report a new project underway, which I talk about in detail in this newsletter. But, in short, our ability to provide school bus parking and plan for more space to host and welcome guests is something that we are excited to share – and we’re excited to have you be part of it!

We were also reminded recently of the critical role the Preserve plays in supporting and enhancing healthy wildlife habitat. The Preserve and Hidden Valley abut the Central Kitsap Greenway, which is an important wildlife corridor.

I’m so proud of all the good work that we are doing, with your help, to leave a legacy of conservation and open space that adds to community vibrancy and the health and well-being of humans, animals, and the planet. I hope that you enjoy this newsletter.

Stay healthy and well,

— Jeff Wirtz
President, Keta Legacy Foundation,
also known as Mountaineers Foundation