our mission

Working to make the Kansas City region sustainable by connecting environment, economy, and community.

Bridging The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by “connecting environment, economy and community,” and is the premier organization in the area providing environmental education and volunteer action through more than 1,500 volunteers annually. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of donations to keep working. If you believe in our mission, please consider making an investment in BTG. Whether it’s $5 monthly through our Heritage recurring giving program or a one-time gift, we are extremely thankful!

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Our Programs

Bridging the Gap fulfills its mission through an extensive array of programs.

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If we each give a little, together we can acheive a lot!

Invest in BTG by becoming a Heritage Member

You have the power to protect the environmental heritage of neighborhoods all across the Kansas City region as a Heritage Member. Heritage Members invest in the future of our community with recurring monthly donations to BTG. You may invest as much or as little as you are able, which provides general services needed to support our work. We can all be part of a cleaner, healthier future. Thank you for dedication!

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Recycling Center Volunteer Opportunity

Celebrate summer, get some fresh air, and help your community by volunteering at our Metro North Community Recycling Center! Flexible morning and afternoon shifts available. We have a special need for Saturday afternoon volunteers. Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, assisting patrons, etc. Click the button below for more info about our vital need for volunteers at our recycling centers as well as other opportunities to volunteer with us!

Recycling Center Volunteer Opportunity

bridging the gap by the numbers

  • achievement icon 400

    business-people educated on "green" practices a year

  • achievement icon 1,500

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 1,281

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

KC Wildlands: National Public Lands Day, Restor

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Kansas City WildLands on Saturday, September 24, 9:00 AM – Noon! In celebration of National Public Lands Day, we’ll be removing exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle while enjoying the amazing fall beauty of these wild places. Volunteers will use loppers to remove the shrub, and stump-treat the root to … Continued

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KCP&L Partners To Bring Energy Efficiency P

  KCP&L, U.S. Green Building Council – Central Plains Chapter, Kansas City Energy Project, and Bridging The Gap are partnering to host “Advancing Technologies for Building Management” – a lunch and learn program for area building and facilities managers. Wednesday, September 7 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center 4750 Troost … Continued

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Care for Trees

  How To Give Your Tree Long Term Care Throughout the Year: Complete planting of bare-rooted trees. Take the tree if the site is subject to windy conditions. Remove suckers-shoots rising from ground level, directly from the roots. Keep newly-planted trees moist at the roots during dry periods. Spray foliage with water from time to time. When … Continued

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Their Babies Eat Your Aphids

Photos and Text by Tom Schroeder   When I say the word “Fly”, you probably do not imagine brightly colored, harmless Flower Flies feeding on flowers in your garden. Their larvae spend the night voraciously eating aphids on your garden plants while you sleep. By modifying a few gardening practices, you can encourage this natural … Continued

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