Mountaineers Foundation: Natural Places, Sustainable Practices

Natural Places, Sustainable Practices

Temporary Event Coordinator

The Mountaineers Foundation is hiring a Temporary Event Coordinator.

For more information, please follow the link Event Coordinator

Thank you.

Spring News

The Mountaineers Foundation has been doing great things this Spring. We hope you find our newsletter informative.
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Spring 2017 Newsletter 

Thank You for Donating to the Kitsap Great Give

This was our first year participating in the KGG. Thank you to all who donated. Our donors raised enough money to cover the transportation cost for next years Earth Day field trip to the Preserve. We are so grateful for our donors. With your support, will be able to have a greater impact within our community and provide students with environmental education resources such as transportation. Thank you!

A BIG THANKS to South Kitsap High School

South Kitsap High School’s Navy Junior Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) helped cleanup the Rhododendron Preserve on Earth Day. The cadet crew worked very hard to remove invasive weeds and garbage dumped on the Preserve. The cadets even wrestled two stoves and a refrigerator out of the ravine. The Mountaineers Foundation is very thankful and proud of all the students hard work. THANK YOU SKHS NJROTC!

Cadets removing dumped stoves from the Preserve

SKHS NJROTC – Earth Day 2017

South Kitsap High School visits the Rhododendron Preserve for Earth Day

AP Environmental Science and Oceanography students from South Kitsap High School (SKHS) joined Mountaineers Foundation at our Rhododendron Preserve for Earth Day. The Theme for the day was, “This is How We Do Science”. Students listened to presentations from Scientists working in the field of Environmental Science from a variety of organizations, including EPA. Then the students observed a Fisheries Biologist with the Suquamish Tribe count smolt in Wildcat Creek.

Jon Oleyar, Suquamish Tribe fisheries biologist show students salmon smolt

The educational event was followed by a hike to Big Tree, where students became citizen scientists. The students made field observations and captured images of a variety of species to contribute to an ongoing BioBlitz. It was a wonderful Earth Day.

SKHS students explore Lost Creek looking for macro invertebrates