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WNPS Steward Applications are now available

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Release Date: Feb. 13, 2014

WANTED: local citizens interested in preserving and restoring habitat for birds, insect pollinators, other wildlife and the natural beauty of parks and public green spaces.

Sign up now for the 2014 Native Plant Stewardship Program.
This ten week course includes expert training in:

  • Native Plant Identification
  • Puget Sound Ecosystems and Plant Communities
  • Forest Ecology
  • Riparian, Shoreline and Wetlands Ecology
  • Project Leadership and Management
  • Ecological Restoration and Monitoring
  • And more!

Trainings will be held at Mercer Slough Environmental Learning Center, courtesy of the City of Bellevue.

  • Fridays, 8:30-4:30pm April 18th– June 27th
  • Three All-day Saturday Field Trips: April 26th, May 10th and June 7th

No experience is necessary. The training is free with a commitment for100 volunteer hours volunteer service working on a habitat restoration project, and to WNPS public outreach projects in King County. So many Native Plant Stewards have found this program rewarding and continue to volunteer their services and efforts to restore Washington's native plant habitat and educate others about the value of native plants.
“There was life before the Stewardship Training and then there is life after. They are wildly different. I cannot sufficiently express how valuable the experience was for me. So many new doors opened. Learning about native plants has been thrilling.” —Cleveland Hall, Native Plant Steward

Applications are posted at www.wnps.org/npsp/king/program.html