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

Updated 8/10/20 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. We’re pleased to be able to offer our community opportunities to feel productive, stretch your muscles, and … Continued

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Volunteer: Bar K Barks Back KC WildLands Restora

Bridging The Gap’s Kansas City WildLands team is excited to partner with Bar K volunteers to help restore the Hidden Valley natural area, one of our city’s little-known treasures for outdoor lovers. We’ll be cutting and stump treating exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle that threatens the gorgeous, hilly forest of Hidden Valley natural area, opening the … 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: Long Johns & Loppers at Jerry Sm

Join Bridging The Gap’s Kansas City WildLands team and layer up for the 17th Annual Long Johns & Loppers Ecological Restoration Workday! We invite you to join us out on Jackson County’s only remnant prairie as we work together to restore its health and resiliency – all while enjoying the beauty of winter on the prairie! During this … Continued

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Volunteer: Long Johns & Loppers at Blue Riv

Join Bridging The Gap’s Kansas City WildLands team and layer up for the 17th Annual Long Johns & Loppers Ecological Restoration Workday! We invite you to join us out on the Blue River Glades as we work together to restore its health and resiliency – all while enjoying the beauty of winter in the glades … Continued

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Long Johns & Loppers on Leap Day

Volunteer with KC WildLands! Saturday, February 29, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Join our Kansas City WildLands team and layer up for our 17th Annual Long Johns & 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 … 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 Liberty

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Clay Woods & Clay Meadows neighborhood in Liberty Missouri. 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: 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: Tree Planting in Liberty, MO

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Clay Woods & Clay Meadows neighborhood in Liberty Missouri. 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: Neighborwoods Tree Plant

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant evergreen trees at St. Margaret’s Apartments in Kansas City, Kansas. Trees will be planted as a buffer between the apartments and the highway to help with air and noise pollution. Following the tree planting, neighbors will gather for free giveaways, community resources, and family fun for everyone. This … Continued

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Volunteer: KC WildLands Honeysuckle Battle Workd

To Battle! Join in our Annual Honeysuckle Battle to help restore the hilly, stunning beauty of the Hidden Valley natural area. We will be cutting and stump treating the exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle that threatens this wild land. This work helps open the forest up for native plants and wildlife to thrive again. What a beautiful … Continued

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