Current Program Information
Washington Native Plant Society, Seattle Parks and partners offer free training this spring. Applications due April 8, 2013.
Application Period Now Closed.
Be part of the solution by becoming a WNPS Native Plant Steward/GSP Forest Steward and join ongoing efforts to preserve and restore Seattle’s urban forests. A continuing partnership comprised of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS), Seattle Parks and Recreation, Green Seattle Partnership (GSP), and the King County Conservation District offers free stewardship training this spring on consecutive Fridays and three Saturdays between April 19 and June 28. No experience is necessary.
Learn more about the position: Native Plant/Forest Steward
Review the class schedule.
|Friday classes||Pritchard Beach Bathhouse, 8400 55th Ave South, Seattle.|
Saturday field trips
|Seattle Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Unit, Jefferson Horticulture (HORT). 1600 Sout Dakota Street, Seattle, WA|
Contact Joy Wood, WNPS Stewardship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-963-5704 if there are any questions about the training. Graduates of the WNPS stewardship training will be cross-trained as GSP Forest Stewards.
The goal of the 2013 program is to provide advanced training in forest restoration that will prepare current and new WNPS/GSP Forest Stewards to contribute a major role in helping Seattle Parks restore 2,500 acres of park urban forests by 2025.
WNPS has graduated more than 500 stewards since 1996; they have contributed more than 120,000 volunteer hours dedicated to education, conservation and restoration of native flora in Seattle and surrounding areas. The 100 hours of specialized training from regional experts includes Puget Sound ecology, native plant identification, urban forest restoration, invasive management and community volunteer management. In exchange for the 100 hours of free training, Stewards are asked to contribute 75 hours of service volunteer service restoring one of six Seattle Parks and 25 volunteer hours to WNPS public outreach projects in the Seattle area.
Washington Native Plant Society
Green Seattle Partnership