Green Kirkland Partnership

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The Green Kirkland Partnership engages the local community in the restoration and care of natural areas in City parks.

Volunteer Calendar and Registration

Welcome Volunteers!

Green Kirkland volunteer stewardship events led by volunteer Stewards and Staff are happening at a park near you during 2022!

Opportunities to volunteer will be posted on our calendar as they become available.

Green Kirkland stewardship events follow a City of Kirkland approved COVID-19 safety plan.

COVID-19 safety guidelines summary (beginning March 12, 2022):

  • Face coverings are optional and welcome at outdoor Green Kirkland stewardship events.
  • Pre-registration is requested from participants.
  • Please stay home if you do not feel well or have any Covid or flu-like symptoms.

Visit our What to Expect page for more details of current safety guidelines.

Join the Green Kirkland Steward team!

Did you know that a fun and super dedicated team of 40+ super volunteers called Green Kirkland Stewards help engage our community in the restoration of over 500 acres of natural parkland in Kirkland?

If you’re interested in joining this volunteer team and have time for an ongoing role leading stewardship events in our parks please attend New Steward Orientation this September 2022!

Visit the Orientation event page to sign-up for all three parts of the training.

Part 1 : Program Overview and Restoration (Online) - Tuesday Sept 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Part 2: Field Training in Best Practices (In-person) - Saturday Sept 17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Part 3: Volunteer Management (Online) - Tuesday Sept 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Stewards bring a diversity of interests, skill, and time to our parks - we encourage all that are interested to attend orientation.

This free training is open to the public and no experience required. Following orientation, you can apply to become a Green Kirkland Steward.

Youth Volunteers: Per City requirements those under 18 please must have an adult over 18 attend all trainings and host events as a Steward alongside you.

To learn more about the Steward role visit the “What to Expect” page under the Steward tab, checkout the Steward volunteer position description (PDF, 153KB), and the handout on the "Steps to become a Green Kirkland Steward" (PDF, 161KB).

Summer Volunteer Watering with Green Kirkland Partnership

The summer watering volunteer position is now closed for recruitment. Thanks to all who expressed interest and to those watering this year!  

2021 Accomplishments

Thank you for contributing to the Green Kirkland Partnership in 2021!

A tremendous 1,000+ volunteers contributed over 6,600 hours of service in our forests and natural area parkland in 2021! Volunteers alongside many dedicated partners and City staff planted over 7,400 native plants and enrolled over 40 new acres into restoration! We’re grateful for the dedication to the partnership from the community and invite you to read more on our Green Kirkland 2021 Accomplishments Flyer(PDF, 4MB).

City of Kirkland Local Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the Southern Salish Sea region lies on the unceded and ancestral land of the Coast Salish peoples, the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Snohomish, Suquamish and Tulalip tribes and other tribes of the Puget Sound Salish people, and that present-day City of Kirkland is in the traditional heartland of the Lake People and the River People. We honor with gratitude the land itself, the First People – who have reserved treaty rights and continue to live here since time immemorial – and their ancestral heritage.

We encourage you to visit the Land Acknowledgement page for more information.

 

This program is made possible with support from the King County Wastewater Treatment Division and King Conservation District.

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