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We are passionate
about Preservation!

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Who We Are

Friends of Miller Bay (FOMB) is a grass-roots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life by preserving habitats in the Miller Bay watershed. We are actively building a collaborative community of inspired and informed members, landowners, neighbors and residents to share information and resources, to become more impactful and effective in conserving our natural resources and preserving the beauty of our area for future generations.

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What We Do

We work to conserve, preserve and protect natural habitat by stewarding Land Preserves within the Miller Bay Watershed. Our work includes organizing work parties to remove invasive species, plant native plants and maintain safe access within the preserves. We also inform and educate our members to actively engage in preserving our natural habitats. We fundraise in support of our goals to ensure natural spaces will be here for future generations. We identify targeted property acquisitions that preserve habitat and protect wildlife corridors. We strive to foster working relationships and networks between local environmental groups, communities and agencies throughout the greater Kitsap Peninsula region.

Why We Do It... 

To protect and preserve this very special, very beautiful area we call home!

Our Board of Directors
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Michael Flynn
President

As a long-time paddler, sailor, hiker, skier and environmentalist, Friends of Miller Bay was a natural group for Michael to join! He has been an Educator, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) expert,Operations Director, Consultant and "Change Agent" for both small firms and Fortune 500 Companies. He enjoys getting outside, woodworking, reading, travel and spending time with his family.

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Stephen Growden
Vice President

Stephen has owned a summer home on Miller Bay for 24 years. He believes protecting natural environments is important, so our mission resonated with him. He’s worked in public and private sectors in Finance and Operations, prior to teaching public high school for 18 years. Recently retired, he is an avid cyclist and distance-runner. You’ll also see him paddling the Bay in his orange kayak!

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Kristen Sharp
Secretary

Kirsten (Kirky) grew up in Bellevue, experiencing the area’s dramatic growth. She & family moved to the Kitsap 15 years ago. She’s worked with civic groups and boards—from swim & soccer teams, to the Seattle Symphony & Children’s Theater. Kirsten co-owns a small business and works as a counselor. She enjoys hiking, climbing, fly-fishing and travel with her husband. Community activism is a priority.

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Becky Hall
Treasurer

When not enjoying life on Miller Bay, Becky is hiking, biking, playing with her new grandchild, gardening (aka weeding) and making the most of retirement. Becky served 11 years on the Board of Fishline Food Bank; nine years as Treasurer-raising funds, writing grants and improving their financial reporting. She is excited to bring her skills to FOMB as the organization grows.

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Paul Dorn
Stewardship & Restoration

Paul was born in Seattle, received a BS in Fisheries Biology from the UW, and spent a 50 year career studying salmon in Alaska and Washington. Paul and Linda moved to Kitsap County in 1977, when he started his job as a biologist with the Suquamish Tribe, retiring in 2017. They joined Miller Bay Citizens Action Group (the original FOMB) in 1989, the year it was founded.

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Sheri Flynn
Outreach & Education

Sheri has enjoyed living on Miller Bay for 5 years. A long time environmental enthusiastand nature lover, she was immediately drawn to FOMB. She enjoys hiking, paddling, travel and time with her children (and new grandson!). She hopes to put her experience in Communication, PR and Training to good use sharing, informing and promoting all the great work “Friends” continue to do.

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Connie Reckord
Acquisition & Preservation

Connie Reckord has lived in North Kitsap since 1991 when she moved to Indianola and shortly thereafter joined the Indianola Land Trust. Her professional background is as a landscape architect, specializing in public park and regional trail master planning and design. She is an avid supporter of conservation and protection efforts for natural lands.

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Karen Molinari
Partnerships & Collaboration

A 32 year resident of Kitsap County, Karen has been involved in local and national nonprofit organizations, most recently as an organizational and fundraising consultant. Recently retired, Karen and her husband, Mark have lived above Miller Bay for 5 years. Karen is excited to join FOMB to help protect our beautiful backyard!

The Friends of Miller Bay Board of Directors are elected at the FOMB annual meeting. The Board meets monthly throughout the year, and may hold special meetings when required. Meetings are open to FOMB members. Interested members may request to attend and/or submit agenda items in writing, 10 days prior to a scheduled meeting.

For more information or to submit agenda items please               contact info@friendsofmillerbay.org Subject: ATTN Secretary.

Thank you for your interest!

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