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Current Program Information

Native Plant Stewardship students

Stewards Yossi Schuck and Lisa Griswold practicing their plant ID skills using Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast at West Duwamish Greenbelt field trip. Photograph by Deborah Gurney. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

Additional Information

Washington Native Plant Society and east and south King County Cities and County offer free training this spring.  Applications due April 7, 2014

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Be part of the solution by becoming a WNPS Native Plant Steward and join ongoing efforts to preserve and restore King County forests, riparian corridors, shoreline and wetlands. A continuing partnership of Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS), King County and the Cities of Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Sammamish, SeaTac and the King Conservation District offers free stewardship training this spring on consecutive Fridays and three Saturdays between April 18 and June 27. No experience is necessary.


Learn more about the position

Review the class schedule (updated 5/28)


Friday classes Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98005 Google Map Link

Saturday field trips

(meeting location)

April 26, May 17 and May 31. Field trip locations to be announced.




Contact Joy Wood, WNPS Stewardship Coordinator at npsp@wnps.org if there are any questions about the training. Graduates of the WNPS stewardship training will be cross-trained as GSP Forest Stewards. 


Ntaive Plant StrewardsThe goal of the 2014 program is to provide training and experience to citizen volunteers who will assist local communities preserve and restore their forests, riparian corridors, shoreline and wetland ecosystems for the enjoyment and health of future generations in east and south King County. The health and preservation of these ecosystems is critical to sustaining our clean air, clean water and survival of our wildlife. Join a community team and be a part of conserving our fragile environment. Apply today!

WNPS has graduated over 538 stewards since 1996; they have contributed more than 130,000 volunteer hours dedicated to education, conservation and restoration of native flora in King County and surrounding areas of Puget Sound. Our program offers 100 hours of specialized training from regional experts that includes Puget Sound ecology, native plant identification, forest, riparian, shoreline and wetland restoration, invasive management and community volunteer management. In exchange for the 100 hours of free training, Stewards are asked to contribute 75 hours of volunteer service restoring one of six partner parks and natural areas and 25 volunteer hours to WNPS community service projects in King County.


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City of Mercer Island

King Conservation District

Washington Native Plant Society

City of Sammamish

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City of Kenmore City of SeaTac City of Kirkland  

Updated: March 5, 2015
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