Join The Mountaineers for a family-friendly day of nature activities, guided hikes, volunteering, and exploring at The Mountaineers Foundation's Rhododendron Preserve! This Earth Day Celebration is open to the public and free of charge, with a suggested donation of $15 per family.
Enjoy the Earth Day Celebration by trying a range of activities, or just drop in for a little fun. Rain or shine, the day's events include:
10 a.m. - Intro to Hiking clinic
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - A visit with Orion the Horned Owl
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Salmon smolt trap viewing with the Suquamish Tribe
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Nature crafts
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Leave No Trace games
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - English Ivy pulling project
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - walks to the Big Tree (one of the largest Douglas fir in the state!)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Educational exhibits
12 - 2 p.m. - Campfire cookout & marshmallow roast
1 & 3 p.m. - Storytelling for all ages with Jo Walter
2-4 p.m. - - Earth Day theater games for kids at the Kitsap Forest Theater
And much more!
Things to remember:
- Dress for the weather, as most activities occur outside
- Bring water and your lunch or cash for concessions
- Wear sturdy shoes for walking on uneven terrain
The 460-acre Rhododendron Preserve is one of the largest remaining parcels of Puget Sound lowland old-growth forest and home to wildlife like salmon, bear, deer, coyote, and beaver. Just minutes from Bremerton and only an hour away from Seattle, visiting the Preserve is like stepping into an enchanted wilderness. Learn more about this amazing property and the work of The Mountaineers Foundation.
Built in 1918 by Mountaineers volunteers, the Kitsap Cabin is owned by The Mountaineers and is listed on the Washington State's Heritage Register as an historically significant site. A dedicated group of Mountaineer members work to operate, maintain, and preserve this property and its heritage. The 21 acre property is also the home the Kitsap Forest Theater, where generations have enjoyed annual productions by The Mountaineers Players. The Mountaineer Players are one of the oldest, continuously operating community theater groups in the country, performing in the one of the oldest outdoor theaters in North America. The Players pride themselves on the family-orientation of their program.
Questions? Interested in volunteering during the event? Contact Sarah Krueger, Conservation Manager, 206.521.6012 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Becca Polglase, Education Manager at email@example.com.
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The Mountaineers mission is to enrich the community by helping people explore, conserve, learn about and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest.