Mission: Public land stewardship - the lake wilderness arboretum foundation (lwaf) is a nonprofit organization that is the steward for the lake wilderness arboretum under a joint user agreement with the city of maple valley. They maintain the lake wilderness arboretum in a way that preserves, protects, and displays northwest ecosystems as well as cultivated landscapes. The foundation's ongoing maintenance and improvements to forested areas, trails, and gardens help provide a setting where visitors can enjoy and study both natural and cultivated settings in an otherwise urban area.
Programs: Develop, enhance and maintain 40 acres of public land to provide a setting where the public can enjoy and study nature and cultivated ecosystems.
create and provide educational programs to the regional community, including the promotion of horticultural science and conservation.