Kent Parks Conservation

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Hands-On Environmental Conservation In Kent

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GRC is hosting twice-yearly streamside habitat restoration events at Riverview Park in Kent. LEARN MORE.


Why We Do It:

Because trees and natural green spaces are important and provide essential community benefits such as

  • Reduced storm water runoff,
  • Improved air and water quality,
  • Reduced greenhouse gases,
  • Attractive communities,
  • Increased property values, and
  • Improved quality of life.

Why You Should Do It Too:

Because you want Kent to stay healthy and green for generations to come! Kent's natural areas depend on people like you to help remove aggressive and invasive non-native plants, help plant native species trees and shrubs, and help maintain healthy, beneficial ecosystems.

What We Do At The Events:

Kent Parks Conservation Events are hosted and led by City of Kent Parks employees. Event take place outdoors, rain or shine, in Kent parks and trails. Events include physical activities such as:

  • Removing weeds and non-native and invasive plant species
  • Planting native plant species including grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Spreading mulch or placing cardboard around cleared areas and/or new plants to help prevent new weed growth.

Volunteers restore and conserve Kent's green spaces using non-power hand tools and equipment provided by the city. All plants, mulch and cardboard are provided by the city. Volunteers should bring work gloves if they have them; the city also has some available to use.

All ages may participate. Young dhildren must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult guardian at all times. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a completed Minor Waiver Form.

Wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes or boots. For safety reasons, sandals and flip-flops are not allowed. Wear clothes you would  use to garden or do yard work in. Dress for the weather, including rain gear if needed.

There is a break mid-way through the work. Bring a filled personal water bottle and a lunch or snack


Please Note:  A Minor Waiver Form is required for all volunteers under age 18.

CANCELLED: Earth Day (April)
Conservation Day (May)
National Public Lands Day (September)
ReLeaf (October)
Arbor Day (November)

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