Volunteer Spotlight: Shelby!

Bridging The Gap (BTG) engages more than 1,500 volunteers each year across a wide range of programming. Occasionally, we’ll feature a volunteer in our spotlight to celebrate their service and to give our supporters a behind-the-scenes glimpse of why individuals choose to volunteer with us! Want to volunteer?  Reach out to Amy Smith, Volunteer Services … Continued

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Nature-Inspired Fashion

We know not EVERYONE will wear nature-inspired or recycled attire to our upcoming gala, but for those of you who get excited about an opportunity to be creative, we found beautiful examples of nature-inspired fashion.  

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Make a Night of It – BTG Gala 2018

Both the Sheraton at Crown Center and Hotel Phillips are offering a special rate of $149/night. You must use the following online link to make your reservation.   SHERATON AT CROWN CENTER $149/NIGHT – valid through 3/19 BOOK HERE for BTG GALA RATE View Sheraton Website   HOTEL PHILLIPS $149/NIGHT – valid through 3/3/18 BOOK HERE … Continued

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2018 Gala Sponsors – Thank you!

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who donated to help make this event possible. Without them we would not be able to charge our low, gala ticket price of $75 (comparable organizations charge upwards of $150 per ticket). Thank you!     Silent + Live Auction Donors Amigoni … Continued

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Group Volunteer Opportunity at Maple Woods

Maple Woods Ecological Restoration Workday Set a Date With Us, February 1 – March 30 Great for Corporate Groups!   The following opportunity is available for groups (up to 20 volunteers) that want to set up a special workday. Weekdays are preferred, and the workday is 3 hours. No group? Check back for public workdays … Continued

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Volunteer! “Long Johns and Loppers”

  Volunteer with us! Saturday, February 24, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Join our Kansas City WildLands team and layer up for our Long Johns and Loppers Ecological Restoration Workday! Volunteers will cut and treat invasive woody plants from several beautiful, natural communities in the region, helping native flowers and grasses flourish again in these stunning … Continued

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Six Job Openings for KCMO Green Stewards

  Do you enjoy being outdoors and part of a supportive, caring team? Are you interested in plants and the environment? Do you want to develop new job skills and a career? Become a KCMO Green Steward!   In partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Bridging The Gap is pleased to offer SIX … Continued

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Blood Drive in partnership with the Community Bl

Bridging The Gap is concerned about the “emergency blood shortage” and has teamed up with the Community Blood Center to promote a blood drive. Donate at any CBC Donor Site and use the code: EF8A (if you use the code we can track how many BTG supporters contributed to this effort)! Monday, January 22, 2018 – Friday, … Continued

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When should I prune my trees?

Periodically, trees need to be pruned of dead, crossing, broken, or damaged limbs. Low limbs or those encroaching onto your home might also be candidates for removal. Pruning can be done year-round if needed, but if you have the flexibility to wait, there are better times. Late Winter During the winter months trees are dormant and leafless making … Continued

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Ripple Starts Bar and Restaurant Glass Program

  Businesses in the Kansas City metro will now be able to collect and recycle their glass with a new commercial collection program from Ripple Glass. Ripple Glass, a local glass-recycling company, is rolling out a new program that will allow businesses in the area to recycle their glass with ease. Ripple Glass is currently … Continued

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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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Internship Opening: Volunteer Management

Bridging The Gap is offering the following unpaid internship.  This internship is a terrific way for individuals with an entry-level nonprofit background to learn how to develop a solid volunteer program. Program:      Volunteer Services Management Name of Internship: Volunteer Services Management Internship Length of Internship: January through May, 2018 Basic Internship Description: Bridging The Gap … Continued

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How to be MORE green this holiday

Yet another holiday season is upon us, and with it comes warm gift exchanges by the fire, the scent of ferns wafting throughout the house, and unfortunate covers of holiday classics blaring incessantly on most radio stations. While many see the holiday season as the happiest time of the year, it’s not quite so joyous … Continued

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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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