Friday, April 18, 2014 - Friday, June 27, 2014
Become a Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) Native Plant Steward and help restore King County’s forests! The Washington Native Plant Society and the cities of Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Seatac and the King Conservation District are offering ecological restoration stewardship training this spring. Applications are due April 7, 2014. Sign up now! See details at the WNPS website (http://www.wnps.org/npsp/king/program.html) . Contact Joy Wood and Kelsey Ketcheson, WNPS Stewardship Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (206) 527-3210 if you have any questions about the training.
Since 1996, WNPS has graduated over 500 stewards who have contributed over 120,000 volunteer hours dedicated to education, conservation and restoration of native flora in Washington State. The 100 hours of specialized training from regional experts includes: Puget Sound ecology, native plant identification and uses, urban forest restoration, invasive management and community volunteer management. In exchange for the 100 hours of training, Stewards are asked to commit 75 hours of volunteer service in one of six designated restoration projects, and 25 volunteer hours to WNPS public outreach projects in King County.