CANCELED: Project Blue River Rescue with KC Wild

This workday is in collaboration with Project Blue River Rescue – a large scale conservation event focused on stewardship of the Blue River. KC WildLands volunteers will be working alongside KCMO Parks’ foresters – cutting, treating, and pulling out invasive exotic shrub honeysuckle that infests the glade and woodland behind the Nature Center – opening … Continued

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CANCELED: Tree Planting in Amber Meadows Neighbo

Join Heartland Tree Alliance to plant trees throughout Kansas City! Trees slow traffic speeds, filter air and water pollutants, and provide shade to cool the rising temperatures in summer. Over time, trees help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the … Continued

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CANCELED: Tree Planting in Hawksbury Neighborhoo

Join Heartland Tree Alliance to plant trees throughout Kansas City! Trees slow traffic speeds, filter air and water pollutants, and provide shade to cool the rising temperatures in summer. Over time, trees help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the … Continued

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Volunteering during COVID-19

Dear BTG volunteers, At Bridging The Gap, the well-being of our volunteers, staff, partners, and communities is our top priority, during the COVID-19 outbreak and always. Our team is closely following updates and recommendations from the CDC and local government. Based on the latest guidelines and the understanding that working outdoors has a low risk … Continued

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Volunteer, Ongoing: Wednesday – Saturday,

Recycling Center Volunteers Wanted! Ongoing, year-round, Wednesday through Saturday Red Bridge 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 Red Bridge … 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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Event: KC WildLands Annual Cedar Tree Event

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! When you take home a native cedar tree, you’ll not only make your house smell great, you’ll be helping restore wild places … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Santa Fe Hills &

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Santa Fe Hills and Boone Hills neighborhoods near 89th and Main in south Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and … Continued

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Volunteer: Envelope Stuffing Party

Join Bridging The Gap to help stuff envelopes to mail out our annual report! We are working Wednesday, November 20, with a morning shift from 9 am-12 pm and an afternoon shift from 1 pm-4 pm. Email volunteer@bridgingthegap.org to sign up for a shift.

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Hyde Park & Sou

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Hyde Park and Southmoreland neighborhood near 39th Street and Rockhill Road in Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment … Continued

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Volunteer: KC WildLands Restoration Day at Jerry

Come on out and meet the prairie! This is a great day to get out on Jackson County’s only remnant prairie and work to restore its health and resiliency – what a wonderful, beautiful way to enjoy a fall day! We’ll hand-cut and stump-treat invading woody plants that threaten the beauty and health of this Kansas City remnant … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Amber Meadows Neighb

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Amber Meadows neighborhood near I-35 and 291 highway in north Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Girls on the Run 5K Green Event

Bridging The Gap volunteers will educate attendees about recycling and composting by attending to a waste management station and advising participants which bin to deposit their waste into. Our goal is that none of the waste produced at the event goes to the landfill, making it a “zero-waste-to-landfill” event!

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Event & Volunteer: Health & Harvest Bl

Join Heartland Tree Alliance and community partners at the Health & Harvest Fall Block Party in the Forgotten Homes and 12th Street Heritage neighborhoods. This event will include a tree planting along 12th Street starting at 10:00 AM, followed by family fun with interactive booths, complimentary food and beverages, games and live performances. Event partners: … Continued

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Join the KC WildLands Annual Honeysuckle Battle!

To Battle! Join in our Annual Honeysuckle Battle to help restore Kansas City’s beautiful wild lands. On Saturday, November 2, Kansas City WildLands will host two public work days–one at Ogg Road Prairie in Shawnee Mission Park and one at the Hidden Valley natural area located north of the river. We will be cutting and stump … Continued

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Urgent Volunteer Need: Annual Honeysuckle Battle

Saturday, November 3, 9:00 AM – Noon Annual Honeysuckle Battle Great Group Workday! 2 Locations to Choose From   To Battle!! This is a great workday for groups! We’ll focus on removing invasive exotic honeysuckle and other invasive woody plants from two woodlands (see below for sites) while enjoying the fall beauty of Kansas City’s … Continued

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Meet A Member: Joan Leavens

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Joan Leavens, Coordinator of Sustainability and Community Engagement for the Shawnee Mission School District and member of the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Joan to learn more about her role in leading the district’s sustainability efforts, her current projects and her interest in the GBN. … Continued

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Meet A Member: Joe Ward

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet the man behind Go Green Recycled Granite in Olathe, Kan., and a new member to the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Joseph Ward, who co-owns the business with his wife, Mary Jo, to find out how their unique company began, how they use creativity to … Continued

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Meet a Member: Jowler Creek Vineyard & Wine

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery is our newest member to the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Colleen Gerke, co-owner, to find out more about Missouri’s first green winery, what inspires her and what’s next for their sustainability efforts.     Located just 30 minutes north of … 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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