Earth week series – 5

The best time to plant a tree is now. The Arbor Day Foundation provides resources to individuals who are interested in doing so, including where to find free or low cost trees in your area and tips about how to plant your tree so it thrive. For those interested in fruit trees are another excellent … Continued

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Earth week series – 4

    By John Fish, Litter Abatement Program Coordinator and Recycling Center Manager There’s no getting around the fact that our lives have been upended by this pandemic. We had forgotten just how much havoc something unseeable with the naked eye can cause.  Although much of our ordinary life has been suspended by the need … Continued

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Earth Week Series – 2

    By James Joerke, Associate Executive Director With many of us spending more time at home these days, it’s the perfect time to take action to make your home more energy efficient. These simple steps will make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bills. Install a programmable thermostat. Installing a programmable thermostat … Continued

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Earth Week Series – 1

    Quarantine isolation leaves many people feeling trapped inside, not able to enjoy nature as regularly as one may desire.  However, the benefits of walking outside every day are proven to help keep you healthy. Your mood will improve. You’ll feel more creative. You’ll lower your risk of lung cancer. Your skin will look … Continued

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Volunteer, Ongoing: Wednesday-Saturday, Pleasant

Recycling Center Volunteers Wanted! Ongoing, year-round, Wednesday through Saturday Pleasant Valley Recycling Center   This outdoor volunteer opportunity is great for students wanting service-learning credit, retired folks looking to stay active, and passionate recyclers! Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, assisting patrons, etc. The Pleasant Valley … Continued

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Volunteer: Northland KCMO, Neighborhood Street T

Friday, December 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM New Mark Brooking Neighborhood Near Shoal Creek Parkway and N. Oak Trafficway Kansas City, Missouri 64155 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 … Continued

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Volunteer: KC WildLands Ecological Restoration

Kansas City WildLands Ecological Restoration Workday Saturday, 5/6, 9:00 am – Noon *Originally scheduled 4/29. Rescheduled due to weather.   Volunteer with Kansas City WildLands as we restore the amazing remnant ecosystem at Rocky Point Glades and its surrounding natural community.  This is a great workday for groups and college students needing volunteer hours.  We … Continued

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Volunteer: Turkey Creek Stream Cleanup

Turkey Creek Stream Cleanup Saturday, 5/6*, 9:00 AM – Noon *Originally scheduled for 4/29; rescheduled due to weather.   Help us clean up litter in Turkey Creek headwaters!  This site has opportunities to clean within the tree line as well as in the creek bed. Its very important for folks to bring their waterproof boots–most … Continued

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Public Event: Kansas City Rally for People’

Kansas City Rally for People’s Climate March* Saturday, 4/29, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM   *Please note: this is a public event that Bridging The Gap supports, but is not organizing or managing. If you have questions about the event,please reach out to the event organizers directly. The following event information is a copy of … Continued

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Volunteer: Arbor Day! Plant Trees in Old Hyde Pa

Tree Planting in Old Hyde Park Neighborhood Saturday, 4/29, 9:00 AM – Noon   Celebrate Arbor Day with us!  Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Old Hyde Park neighborhood, located in the midtown area of Kansas City, Missouri, near 38th Street and Main!  BONUS:  All volunteers for this workday have … Continued

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Volunteer: KC WildLands Ecological Restoration

Kansas City WildLands Ecological Restoration Sunday, 4/23, 1:00 – 4:00 pm   Come celebrate Earth Month with Kansas City WildLands as we restore the amazing remnant ecosystem at Maple Woods Natural Area and its surrounding natural community.  This is a great workday for a small group and college students needing volunteer hours.  We will be … Continued

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Volunteer: Earth Day! Turkey Creek Stream Clean

Turkey Creek Stream Cleanup Saturday, 4/22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM   All slots have been filled. We’d love your help with our April 29 stream cleanup, though! Click here to sign up for the cleanup April 29. It’s in a heavily littered area that really needs your help!   Celebrate Earth Day with us … Continued

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Volunteer: Earth Day! Plant Trees in Hyde Park N

Tree Planting in Hyde Park Neighborhood Saturday, 4/22, 9:00 AM – Noon   All slots have been filled. We’d love your help with our April 29 tree planting, though! Click here to sign up for April 29’s planting! Celebrate Earth Day with us!  Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Hyde … Continued

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