Volunteers Make a Difference

open area of the Preserve with 3 people in the background planting new plants. Buckets are in the front of the picture with trees in the back

In January, we again set out to restore the landscape in Hidden Valley at the Preserve by planting a couple hundred native plants and trees. On a cold but clear day, our volunteers and board members showed up to do this important work that benefits fish, birds, and other wildlife at the Preserve.

As many of you know, my term as president of the Foundation ended in February, but my work will continue as vice president and a leader in the effort to restore the landscapes and waterways on our ~500-acre Preserve.

That takes everyone pitching in. A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out in January to continue restoring areas that were disturbed when we removed the last part of the old homestead in 2022. Your dedication has made all the difference, which we have covered in previous newsletters here and here.

If you haven’t joined us for a planting or project at the Preserve, we invite you to join us. Reach out to coordinator@ketalegacy.org to learn more. More hands make light work, as they say. It’s always rewarding to see where we’ve been and where we are today with your help and support.

I look forward to seeing you in Hidden Valley!

– Jeff Wirtz, Vice President


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