Keta Legacy Foundation, Formerly Mountaineers Foundation
Our mission is to promote actions and foster understanding to inspire conservation from the Rhododendron Preserve to the Salish Sea region.
Kitsap Great Give donors helped students extend their learning into the outdoors by helping fund field trips. Students from South Kitsap High School were invited to the Rhododendron Preserve to learn from EPA scientists during Earth Day. The students became citizen scientists by collecting data in the preserve and observing salmon smolt traps. Plus, SKHS Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) worked at the Preserve to remove invasive plants. We were also able to fund transportation for West Hills STEM Academy, Kitsap Lake Elementary, and Green Mountain Elementary to visit Clear Creek. This field trip was part of Salmon in the Classroom curriculum, sponsored by Kitsap County. Together, we were able to help students reach Clear Creek where they released their classroom raised salmon. Your thoughtful support helped Keta Legacy Foundation connect people with healthy ecosystems.
Kitsap Great Give donations will support our Rhododendron Preserve and education programs. The funding will help expand outdoor learning programs to reach more schools and community groups. Our programs teach about land preservation and environmental conservation through interpretive experiences at the Rhododendron Preserve. The key to our success is maintaining the Rhododendron Preserve to use as an example of a healthy ecosystem for others to learn from. This natural classroom and laboratory inspires people throughout the Salish Sea region.
PO BOX 5749
Bremerton, WA 98312