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Mountaineers Foundation Rhododendron Preserve

Open House & Community Feedback

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2 pm at the Mountaineers Kitsap Yurt
3000 Seabeck Highway NW, Bremerton

The Rhododendron Preserve represents a community treasure. Walking through the unique stands of Puget Lowland old growth forest, you may hear calls of osprey or eagles. In the warm summer months, the Preserve feels refreshingly cool thanks to the Douglas fir and western red cedar trees. Beneath the trees you will find stands of sword fern, salmonberry, and the native Pacific rhododendron. Spawning salmon fill Wildcat and Lost Creeks each fall.

The Mountaineers Foundation will host a community forum to provide an overview of our plan for managing the Preserve for 2020 and beyond. We need your feedback on how to manage these lands for the benefit of wildlife and people.

Please join us to learn about the Preserve and discuss the 2020 management plan for the Preserve. We would appreciate your feedback!