Welcome back volunteers! The City of Kirkland has approved the re-start of Green Kirkland volunteer stewardship events led by our partners at EarthCorps.
Events with EarthCorps in Kirkland parks will resume in September and our volunteer Steward-led events may resume later in fall.
To keep us all safe you can expect some changes including:
- Shorter event sessions with small group sizes
- Pre-registration is required with no option for drop-ins
- Face coverings are required
- Other steps for maintaining safe distance and sanitation
Our event calendar links to EarthCorps registration pages where you will find even more information for each volunteer session.
We look forward to having you out in the forest this fall!
Green Kirkland Week 2020
Each year we celebrate our stewardship volunteers and the many benefits of our natural areas and urban forests by bringing our community together for planting and stewardship events, typically at a single, big event called Green Kirkland Day. This year our activities look a little different and we have spread out our celebration across an entire week to us all safe!
Visit our event calendar to join in the celebration of our natural spaces in City of Kirkland parks from November 7th - 14th!
Green Kirkland Week 2020 Nature Hunt
Ready to explore a natural area near you and find the coolest curiosities?
Join Green Kirkland’s nature hunt across parks near you for Green Kirkland Week 2020!
Green Kirkland Nature Hunt Card (PDF, 2.8mb)
Low Resolution Version of Nature Hunt Card (PDF, 100kb)
Our nature hunt kicks off on the week of November 9th and can be completed on your own before Monday, November 30th.
This self-directed scavenger style hunt is designed to be completed in most natural spaces so the best location is your closest park! Edith Moulton, Juanita Bay or Juanita Beach, or North Rose Hill Woodlands Parks are all terrific parks with natural areas to explore and complete the hunt!
Those that complete the hunt and submit their results will be eligible for a set of beautiful Pacific Northwest flora and fauna stickers.
To submit your results: Send an email with your name and address to email@example.com. We'll ask a few questions to confirm the success of your hunt and send you your stickers via postal mail. Limit 1 set per household and until supplies run out. Submit results by Monday November 30th to be eligible.
Your Forests Need YOU: Become a GKP Steward!
Share your love of natural spaces and your park with the world by becoming a Green Kirkland Steward.
Stewards are dedicated volunteers who share their joy by leading volunteers in restoration projects in their local parks. Stewards bring a diversity of interests, skill, and time to our parks - we encourage all that are interested to attend orientation.
Stewards receive training, resources such as plants and tools, and access to restoration professionals to help you succeed.
Visit our Volunteer Page to find out more. Be sure to email us if you are interested in joining the Steward program and we'll work with you to get you started!
Check out our video that highlights Green Kirkland Stewards sharing their love of natural areas and the diverse ways that they give time, talent, and energy to their parks and community.