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 through our Core monthly 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.

People Caring for KC's Environment

Join the growing number of individuals at the center of keeping Kansas City's environment and citizens healthy and thriving for generations to come

Show your support through monthly giving

You have the power to make Kansas City’s environmental focus stronger than ever. Through a monthly donation, our special group of Core supporters ensures the growth of our sustainability programs that serve the community and work for a healthy, resilient environment for KC. You can give as much or as little as you are able, and you can cancel or change your donation at any time. We can all be part of a more sustainable Kansas City!

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Last Tree Planting of 2017!

Friday, December 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Northland, Kansas City Missouri. Great Opportunity for Corporate Groups! Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the northland! These trees will shade the street and sidewalk, provide stormwater retention and pollutant filtration from the air and water. They will also provide numerous economic value to the neighborhood increasing property values, reducing crime rates and even slowing traffic. No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided. Min age: 14, with adult supervision. Immediately after registering, each individual will receive an auto-email confirmation with more details. Click on the button below for more details and to register. Immediately after registering, each individual will receive an auto-email confirmation with more details.

Last Tree Planting of 2017!

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

Trees like Donuts!

Do you know trees like donuts? Not the cinnamon sugar, jelly filled or with sprinkles variety, but as a thick layer of hardwood mulch under their branches. Fall and winter is an excellent time to provide a bit of care to your trees before the heat and drought of summer is upon us.  Proper mulch … Continued

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In Honor of Michael Samms

Honoring Michael Samms Late last week, we received news that one of our valued partners, Michael Samms, has passed on.  In early 2016, Michael, who served as the Chairman for Community Service at the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, reached out to us with a vision.  In the fall of 2016, we … Continued

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October 28, Make A Difference Day

Volunteer with Bridging The Gap on Make A Difference Day, Saturday,October 28!  Choose from: Waldo Tree Planting, 9am – noon.  Volunteer to plant street trees in Kansas City, Missouri with our Heartland Tree Alliance program!  Click here for more info and to sign up!  Update: All Slots Filled. Thank you!   Metro North Recycling Center, … Continued

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Where does our fall color come from?

As we move into our cooler fall months, trees around our area will begin to start a show of fall colors. Our native forest has many oaks, hickory, sycamore, and cottonwood providing muted browns and yellows. If you are lucky, you might see a brightly colored sassafras, black gum, or red oak. In urban spaces, … Continued

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Annual Honeysuckle Battle

To Battle! Volunteer to help remove invasive honeysuckle at Kansas City WildLands’ Annual Honeysuckle Event. We’ll be removing exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle on three sites at one time, while enjoying the amazing fall beauty of these wild places. This is a fun and festive workday, and great for groups!   Volunteer spots are limited at … Continued

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