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The Forest 

Above The Bay

It's one of a kind, and together we can save it. 

Friends of Miller Bay has taken on
another very worthy project and
we need your help!

It's a wonderful opportunity to save a sweet and valuable little forest - but due to estate requirements from the seller our time to act is very limited. 

Let's get on this!

A beautiful two acre gem.

The magnificent conifers on this 2 acre parcel have quietly been eluding development for 150 to 200 years and can be seen from all over the bay.  Developers will see this as a prime opportunity, but we see it as a chance to forever preserve the oldest and grandest trees on Miller Bay.


And serendipitously the property attaches to the previously established Indianola Woodland Preserve.

We really do have a unique opportunity here.

Thanks for joining this effort with your donation!

Great Peninsula Conservancy has established a specific donation page
for this effort. Simply click the donate button to make your contribution.

Prefer to donate by check?

If you prefer to save the credit card fees please make your
check payable to Great Peninsula Conservancy. Make sure to note "Miller Bay" or "The Forest Above The Bay" on the memo
line and drop your contribution into the mail.

Great Peninsula Conservancy
423 Pacific Ave., Ste #300
Bremerton, WA 98337

These trees could live to 500 years or more pretty easily if not too encroached upon. A single one of these trees does more work photosynthetically than 10,000 seedlings. 

-Paul Dorn - Biologist, FOMB President

Our Primary Goal

We need to raise a total of $160,000 in order to acquire this property by this fall of 2023. We think you'll agree that saving this irreplaceable forest must happen and is well worth every ounce of our energy.

A Community Effort

We're truly in this together. This project is a partnership between Friends of Miller Bay, Great Peninsula Conservancy, and Kitsap Parks Department - and has also been approved by The Suquamish Tribe. 

This Is Critical Watershed And Habitat.

More than just a majestic forest and much needed carbon sink, this parcel holds up the hillside and provides critical drainage to Miller Bay.


And because it adjoins the Indianola Woodland Preserve it will extend a valuable corridor that provides a home to birds and four-legged critters

of all kinds. 

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We're All Connected.

It's true. We know that we're all connected in nature.

In her book "Finding The Mother Tree" Dr. Suzanne Simard eloquently explains how mature conifers are connected to young trees via their roots and linking fungus. They share nutrients, water, and energy.

​And of course that connection extends out further, through air, water, soil, food, fish, wildlife, plants and humans. It's very easy to see just how connected and dependent we are on one another.

So, let's protect this sweet little forest forever.


Thank you for your support.

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