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The resources here are for Green Kirkland Stewards, volunteers and contractors.
Use the buttons below to complete common actions for before, during or after your stewardship activities. Explore below the buttons for resources related to stewardship.
Request Materials, Tools or Event Date
Enter Work Log Data
Make a Map
Request Plant Materials
Sign-up for a Steward Workshop or Event
Volunteer Event Roster and Service Agreement(PDF, 236KB) (PDF for Print)
Youth and Individual Service Agreement (Online Fillable Form)
Youth and Individual Service Agreement (PDF for Print)(PDF, 150KB)
Ongoing Volunteer Service Agreement (Online Fillable Form)
Ongoing Volunteer Service Agreement (PDF, 197KB) (PDF for Print)
Community Service Verification Form(PDF, 58KB)
Instructions and Tips
Steward Instructions: Volunteer Event Roster and Registration(PDF, 237KB)
Steward Instructions: Youth Service Agreements (aka Youth Waivers)(PDF, 76KB)
Steward Instructions: Onboarding Ongoing Volunteers (coming soon)
Event Trailer Contents(PDF, 76KB)
List of Common Tools and Materials (coming soon)
City of Kirkland Accident Report(PDF, 166KB)
Wind Guidelines for Event Safety(PDF, 129KB)
Weather Safety Guidelines to be posted and updated in 2022
Resources coming soon!
Green Kirkland Steward Field Guide(PDF, 13MB)
King County Noxious Weed BMPs
Annual Maintenance Schedule in Natural Parks by Parks Natural Area Crew(PDF, 81KB)
Plant Request Tips and links(PDF, 216KB)
Plant Request List for Stewards(XLSX, 20KB)(XLSX, 20KB)
Plant Request List for Stewards(PDF, 192KB)
Target Ecosystem and Plant Communities in Kirkland(PDF, 6MB): Useful for determining restoration targets and references in Kirkland sites. Created by GKP staff for Steward use.
Stewardship Plan Guide(PDF, 6MB) (Developed by Forterra, funded by USFS)
Rapid Vegetation Assessment Protocols(PDF, 68KB): Definitions and protocols for a rapid site assessment typically conducted by staff or trained stewards developed by Forterra. Used in conjunction with Site Inventory Data Sheet(PDF, 87KB).
Basic Site Assessment Questionnaire(PDF, 152KB): More basic than the rapid site assessment. Use in conjunction with a site visit from GKP staff to help determine restoration goals and planting plans.
Cheat Sheet for Sq. Footage and Mulch Amounts (link to Forterra Site)
King County Native Plant Guide: Great resource for creating planting plans. You can see demo layouts and plant lists by habitat type. (hosted by King County)
Green Cities Site Safety Toolbox - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (Hosted by Forterra). Useful for planning plantings with site safety in mind.
Green Cities Plant Propagation Guide(PDF, 16MB) Developed by Green Tacoma Partnership staff via USFS grant
Burke Herbarium Image Collection and Identification Key (Hosted by UW Burke Museum)
Flora of Washington Checklist (Hosted by UW Burke Museum)
Green Cities Plant Guide(PDF, 13MB) Developed by Forterra
Washington State Ecosystem Identification Guide: Useful for determining restoration targets and references in Kirkland sites. Published by Washington Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Program.
Guides to help identify specific groups of plants:
Green Kirkland Training Videos
Partner Training Videos
COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
New Waste Contract
View more details about our current operations
Kirkland Parks Play it Safe Website