2017 Green Globe awards: Honoring Our Partners


This morning, King County hosted the Green Globes, an awards ceremony honoring local businesses, cities, community groups and individuals for the work they’re doing to protect and improve our environment. We were delighted that several Parks partners were recognized for their dedication to our parks and open space. Recognized as Leader in Community Stewardship, the…

Parkschooling homeschoolers


The Homeschool Stewardship Squad (not to be confused with 1999’s Mod Squad with Giovanni Ribisi killing it) has been paying regular visits to King County’s natural areas and schoolin’ kids on stewardship.  Yeah, kids getting dirty (not to be confused with dirty south) and giving back to their, yours, our public lands. I’d call it…

Your holiday tree will actually say ‘thank you’


For many people, the labor of dragging a tree inside your home, anchoring it to a base and trimming it from top to bottom is an annual tradition that brings great joy during the holiday season. This year, what if you tried something different?  What if your tree was alive? Yes, actually alive and yes,…

The secret ingredient in our volunteer work-parties is _____________.


We need a recipe for a successful volunteer-work party just like you need a recipe for your grandmother’s famous rhubarb pie. While we provide the tools and fresh air for what makes a really rewarding experience, we cannot taste the fruits of our efforts without one core ingredient – that’s YOU! Please join us on…