The Green Kirkland Partnership works to engage the local community in the restoration and care of natural areas in City parks.
Who We Are
The Green Kirkland Partnership is an alliance between the City of Kirkland, nonprofit partners, businesses and the community to restore and maintain more than 500 acres of natural areas in the City. The majority of the restoration efforts are accomplished by our dedicated volunteers. These volunteers may join us one time or volunteer many times. It takes everyone to restore our natural areas!
GKP Volunteer Stewardship Events on Hold
Green Kirkland Partnership restoration events are suspended until September 1, 2020. For more information on City of Kirkland's plan to reopen parks, please visit the Kirkland News Room article.
While we miss gathering to celebrate spring with stewardship events, many Kirkland residents are finding a renewed appreciation for our parks and natural areas. We encourage volunteers to take advantage of our new online and distance engagement opportunities and to get in touch if you're interested in volunteering in the future.
For more information about City of Kirkland's response to COVID-19, including ways to volunteer and help your neighbors, please visit the City of Kirkland coronavirus info page.
Online Plant Walk and Natural Area Tour
We welcome all current or future volunteers to join us for an online plant walk and natural area tour on Friday June 26th.
We'll review fun plants, cool habitat features and see steps volunteers are taking to restore a natural area at one of our favorite Kirkland parks. Visit our event page for more details and we hope to see you "virtually" there.
Native plant homestays needed this summer
We have a few good plants looking for a loving home for the summer!
If you have an outdoor space (patio, balcony or yard), access to water and a little time then you too can host a native plant at your place!
Homestays are volunteer hosts that care for a native plant over the summer at their home (mostly just watering a few times per week). This fall homestays will give your new plant friend a permanent home by joining Green Kirkland at a planting event or at a self-directed, non-group planting site.
Curious to learn more? Visit our native plant homestay event page and register by June 24th for more information.
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.
Connect With Us
Do you have questions about the Green Kirkland Partnership or how you can get involved?
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This program is made possible with support from the King Conservation District and PCC Community Markets - Kirkland.