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City of Kenmore seeking volunteers for new stewardship programs

The City of Kenmore is looking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in preserving and restoring habitat for birds, insect pollinators, other wildlife and the natural beauty of parks and public green spaces in Kenmore.

The city has partnered with other King County cities and the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) to offer Native Plant Steward training and to help launch two new stewardship programs in Kenmore.

Kenmore Native Plant Stewards will attend the training referenced in the attached flyer. This is a 10-week training program through WNPS that provides extensive education in native plant identification, forest ecology, Puget Sound ecosystems and plant communities, riparian, shoreline and wetlands ecology, project leadership and management, and ecological restoration and monitoring. Volunteers completing this program will lead future restoration projects in Kenmore and will train other stewards to help care and preserve our natural habitat.

To apply for the Native Plant Steward Program, visit www.wnps.org/npsp/king/program.html. Applications are due to WNPS by April 7.

The Kenmore Park Stewardship Program requires less extensive training but will cover introduction to native plants, stream health, and basic project management. Park Stewards will lead monthly maintenance and general upkeep projects in Kenmore parks, do regular walk through of designated parks, and will work with Adopt a Park volunteers in helping to do quarterly or twice yearly projects to keep our parks looking great.

If you are interested in the Park Stewardship Program, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Shelton at cshelton@kenmorewa.gov or at 425-398-8900. Applications are due April 4.

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