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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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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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: 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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WildLands Citizen Science: Bee Poo Science

Text and Photos by Tom Schroeder You have got to love Bee Poo Science. I recently had the opportunity to do a Citizen Science project as part of KC WildLands volunteer work. In 2016 and 2017, a Native Bee Survey was done on KC WildLand sites. It uncovered a population of the Snail Nesting Mason … 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 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: KC WildLands Honesuckle Battle Workda

To Battle! Join in our Annual Honeysuckle Battle to help restore the beautiful woodland and prairie habitat of the Ogg Road Prairie. 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 way … 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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Ephemeral Mania

by Patti Beedles, Kansas City WildLands Seed Tech Listen my friends, I have a plea. Pull yourselves from your cubicles, your screens, your stuffy house that’s held you hostage all winter long. Now’s the time to take a hike through a high-quality woodland and witness true magic. I realize, I’m a crazy plant lady with … Continued

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Group Volunteer Opportunity at Maple Woods

Update: all opportunities at Maple Woods have been filled. Please contact Linda to discuss opportunities at other sites throughout the metro. Min group size: 15.   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 … 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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Volunteer: All Slots Are Filled! National Public

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 AM – Noon 3 Locations To Choose From!   In celebration of National Public Lands Day, we’ll be removing invasive woody plants, including exotic shrub honeysuckle, that threaten the health of these wild lands, while enjoying the amazing fall beauty of these wild places. Volunteer with our Kansas City WildLands program … 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: 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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