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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Metro North or Red Bridge Recycling Center

January 6. Shifts: 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm. Forecast is finally above-freezing for Jan 6, and we expect our recycling centers will be slammed! Help us manage the influx of post-holiday merriment! Grab your family, and volunteer outside with us at the Metro North or Red Bridge Community Recycling Center. This is a great opportunity for students on holiday break. Volunteers assist patrons with unloading recyclables, and assist the site manager with breaking down cardboard, maintenance, and other needs. If the shift times do not work for you, we can be flexible. Locations: Metro North 8740 N Summit Street, Kansas City, 64155 or Red Bridge 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64137 Sign up: volunteer@bridgingthegap.org

Metro North or Red Bridge Recycling Center

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

In Memory of Savannah Domann

In Memory of Savannah Domann   We are sad to announce the passing of one of the newer members of the BTG tribe, Savannah Domann.  Savannah volunteered alongside her father, Tony Domann, to plant trees with our Heartland Tree Alliance program in the Indian Mound neighborhood in May.  Savannah’s light will continue to shine through the … Continued

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Volunteer Feedback Requested!

Did you know last fiscal year, Bridging The Gap engaged more than 1,600 volunteers?! Whether you generously gave us a few hours one-time, or if you are a ‘regular’, we need your feedback! If you volunteered with us in 2017, please compete this short survey – it will take less than 5 minutes. BONUS: complete … Continued

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Studies Reveal A Diversity Of Native Bee Species

By Tom Schroeder The amazing diversity of native bees in the Kansas City area has been revealed in a two year study of four native remnant areas. Burroughs Audubon Society, Johnson County Parks, and Bridging the Gap/Kansas City Wildlands funded two studies. In 2017 Ogg Prairie in Shawnee Mission Park and Kill Creek Park Prairie … Continued

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Winter Watering

It is that time of year again when you store away your barbecue grills, sun umbrellas, and rubber hoses in preparation for the cold months of winter. Have you thought about what our winter weather has in store for us in the form of precipitation? We’re no meteorologists over here, but we’ve heard anywhere from … Continued

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Job Opening –  0.75 FTE Green Stewards Program Manager: Bridging The Gap is excited to announce two job openings for the development and implementation of our new Green Stewards Program. The Green Stewards Program is designed to support Kansas City Water Services Department in the day-to-day maintenance of constructed green infrastructure projects and to provide … Continued

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