Virtual New Steward Open House
Are you interested in learning about habitat stewardship and looking for an ongoing volunteer role in Kirkland Parks?
Join the Green Kirkland Partnership at our first-ever virtual new steward open house and learn how you can become a Green Kirkland Steward!
At the virtual open house you’ll learn about:
- The Green Cities Partnership and volunteer stewardship activities happening in your local Kirkland Parks
- The benefit of our native tree canopy and the challenges in our urban environment for our urban forest
- How to identify several of our common native trees and shrubs
- Basic restoration techniques for identification and control of blackberry and ivy and re-establishment of native plants
- Information to volunteer on an ongoing basis with the Green Kirkland Partnership during the pandemic
Who: Anyone is welcome to attend but this open is focused on those looking for an ongoing volunteer commitment in Kirkland’s parks. Our friends under 14 please attend with an adult.
This virtual event is free but all attendees are asked to please register in advance at least 2 hours before the event. Follow this link to the Events Registration Page to register.
This is a virtual presentation via the online platform Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to participate though we recommend that you visit the Zoom website prior to ensure your computer is compatible (https://zoom.us/). Participants will be on audio and video mute during the webinar but able to ask questions.
What is a Green Kirkland Steward?
Green Kirkland Stewards are trained volunteers who take a leadership role in the restoration activities of a City-owned natural area park. These volunteers are given the training and support needed to conduct ongoing restoration and lead their own volunteer events.
Green Kirkland Stewards have different backgrounds but are united by a desire to get themselves and their communities involved in stewardship of urban forests and natural areas. Stewards give time to their parks as their lives allow and we have options to match your interests.
Support Stewards can serve independently at their sites with direction from staff or lead stewards. Lead Stewards receive additional training to supervise other volunteers and lead events. Many host events monthly and some even host every week!
Questions about the Virtual Open House, the Steward Program or the Green Kirkland Partnership?
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-587-3306