Healthy Waterways, Forests and Salmon Runs
The smolt traps are incredibly helpful tools. They capture smolts running through Wildcat and Lost Creeks just before they join together at the convergent zone to become Chico Creek
Foundation Succeeds in Preventing Unfettered Access
Statement from Mindy Roberts, Board of Directors Secretary, Keta Legacy Foundation, also known as the Mountaineers Foundation, on outcome of Mountaineers’ move to force access to Foundation land
Statement on Land Access
For the Keta Legacy Foundation, also known as the Mountaineers Foundation, our top priority continues to be protecting our decades of stewardship and expansion of the Rhododendron Preserve
Connecting with Students, Fostering Hands-on Learning
At the Foundation, we believe education should connect the learner. It should be interesting. It should engage the senses. When a student goes home after a field trip at our Rhododendron Preserve, we want them to be brimming with excitement about what they experienced and what they learned.
Interns Bringing Expertise to the Hidden Valley
The January and March Hidden Valley planting events provided an opportunity for the Preserve Committee to meet four candidates for the 2023 Foundation internships.
Earth Day is Every Day in Hidden Valley
As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, it’s a good reminder that every day is Earth Day at the Preserve.
Planting to Adapt to Our Changing Climate
These variations are location-specific adaptations. An adaptation is a physical or behavioral adjustment to the plant or animal that affects the way it responds to its environment. The specific colors […]
Sharing Knowledge to Inspire Conservation, Build Connection
On Feb. 11th, 2023, I was privileged to take a wonderful group of people on a tour of our Rhododendron Preserve. The group was made up of people training to become Stream Stewards. Stream Stewards are residents of Kitsap County that are turning environmental knowledge into action.
New Parcels Taking Shape, Plantings Continue
Rain or shine, planting on the Preserve has continued. We are so grateful for the many volunteers who joined us to continue to do the work necessary to ensure healthy, well-established plants and trees as we head into spring and summer.
Growing New Opportunities for Students
After not visiting the preserve for almost 5 year I finally visited, and I became overwhelmed with joy going down to Hidden Valley – it is simply amazing and stunning. There was so much to see: A cleared and replanted homestead area, a new education pavilion, and an incredible new bridge!
Planting for Healthy Landscapes, Waterways
Over the past year, we have done a lot of work at the Preserve, which is now nearly 500 acres in size. This year we’ll continue our work of new planting and restoration.
Clearing the Path for Growth
The demolition work on some property that the Foundation acquired on Seabeck Highway Northwest was completed in December