GiveBIG is Today!

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for transportation grants to local schools for educational field trips. Your 2019 GiveBIG donations will connect students to healthy ecosystems and give them the experience of learning about salmon and salmon habitat.

We are proud to announce that 100% of our Board of Trustees has donated to help reach our goal!

Our generous donors have already raised over $2,000 in April for transportation grants. We are hopeful that we will reach our goal of $5,000 by the end of today.

Please donate today on KLF’s GiveBIG page.

Thank you for giving!

 

2019 Earth Day Teach-in

South Kitsap High School (SKHS) visited the Rhododendron Preserve for their annual Earth Day Teach-in. Students from AP Environmental Studies participated.

EPA Scientists volunteered to teach the students. The students learned about food waste programs, air quality monitoring and enforcement, and watershed management.

The students worked in groups that represented different parts of the community. Their goal was to protect their watershed by lowering pollution while also maintaining a budget. The students debated about different actions they should take to have the most impact on water quality.

It was a great exercise to show the challenges that every community has with pollution.

This is an example of a field trip that is made possible by generous donors. Thank you to our donors for giving students educational experiences.

2019 Kitsap Water Festival

The Kitsap Water Festival is a day of learning about and celebrating water. Education experts, environmental professionals, storytellers, entertainers and members of the community come together and set up educational exhibits for local students. Over 1,100 3rd and 4th grade students from Kitsap and North Kitsap County visit the festival.

Keta Legacy Foundation hosted a hands-on exhibit. The exhibit displayed different plants and animals that rely on the Chico Creek watershed. Students were asked to identify animal tracks and match the track to the animal. The students also observed different skulls and fur pelts to see if they could identify the animals. Another favorite display was the real salmon life cycle.

Girl Scout Service Project

Stewardship of the Rhododendron Preserve

A local Girl Scout troupe has adopted a parcel in the Preserve.

The girls have been working very hard to replant a heavily impacted area in the Preserve. The girls, and their parents, are regularly visiting the parcel to plant trees. They are also monitoring the success of previous plantings.

We are so thankful for these wonderful volunteers. They are making great progress!