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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VOLUNTEER WITH US

KC WildLands Restoration Volunteer Opportunity

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 keep it from returning. BONUS!! Thanks to sponsorship from REI, all volunteers will receive a pizza lunch and an opportunity to win some incredible REI prizes! REI is also supplying volunteer t-shirts, while supplies last! Click the button below for more info about volunteering at our Kansas City WildLands National Public Lands Day event.

KC WildLands Restoration 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

BTG Social + Native Plant Sale, September 22

    Join Bridging The Gap as we open our doors for socializing and a native plant sale on Thursday, September 22 at the Historic Hobbs Building in the West Bottoms.  Light appetizers, beer and wine will be served. There is no charge for the event, but we will accept donations (wink! wink!). You must … Continued

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UPDATE: Metro North & Deramus Open for Busi

  Recycling Center Update: The Metro North and Deramus Community Recycling Centers were closed Wednesday due to contract issues. Thankfully, today (Thursday, September 8) we have signed a contract extension with KCMO.  As a result, the Metro North and Deramus are now staffed again by BTG and open for business! Thank you KCMO for your … Continued

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3 Trails / Bannister Recycling Center Permanentl

Bridging The Gap’s 3 Trails / Bannister Recycling Center is permanently closed due to the Cerner development. We are currently in negotiations for a new location. Information will be posted as soon as we have more details — hopefully by the second week of September. Additionally, we are no longer accepting styrofoam at any of … Continued

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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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