The Green Kirkland Partnership is powered by dedicated restoration volunteers, volunteer Green Kirkland Stewards, hardworking staff and amazing partners. Since 2005 we have been creating positive changes in the natural areas in Kirkland parks. Many thanks to all the volunteers who have spent time pulling ivy, grubbing out Himalayan blackberry roots, spreading mulch, and planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers. Below are a few measurements of your hard work and accomplishments!
From professional crews and Green Kirkland Stewards to donors and restoration volunteers, many hands made our 2016 accomplishments possible:
244 volunteer work parties ~ 2,331 volunteers ~ 10,046 volunteer hours
5,902 native plantings ~ 1,333 invasive trees removed ~ 438 cubic yards of mulch spread
These maps show the parks we work in and the areas that have been enrolled into restoration (i.e. cleared of invasive plants for the first time) in purple, and where we will expand our restoration efforts in the future in yellow. All maps are PDFs sized 1.5 MB to 3.5 MB.
Some of the parks have Stewardship Plans. These plans help inform us of a park's history and plan for its restoration and maintenance.
Do you have questions about the Green Kirkland Partnership, what we have accomplished, or how you can get involved?