Environmental Stewardship Opportunities

Our community is lucky to have many dedicated individuals and groups who are working collaboratively with city staff to help restore native ecosystems and improve wildlife habitat in Edmonds' parks and green spaces. Whether it's taking on a long-term stewardship project or joining a work party for a day, we hope you'll get outside to help make a difference in your community!

Steps to Restoration


City Park ivy removal 3 10 12 4Similar to our Adopt-a-Park maintenance program, the Adopt-a-Plot program pairs local groups with Parks' staff to provide long-term restoration and stewardship in a specific area of a local park. Tasks typically involve removing invasive weeds, replanting the area with native species, and annual maintenance to remove invasives that grow back after replanting. Tools and materials are provided for use during scheduled work parties. Learn more or apply by sending an email to jennifer.leach@edmondswa.gov or call 425-771-0227.




Edmonds Wildlife Habitat & Native Plant Demonstration Garden

Garden EntranceDid you know that the City of Edmonds is a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat? The Edmonds Wildlife Habitat & Native Plant Demonstration Garden located at the Willow Creek Hatchery at 95 Pine Street in Edmonds was planted in 2009 to show Edmonds residents how to make our urban environment more wildlife friendly. The garden hosts regular work parties on Saturdays, and invites the public to join them. They also offer workshops and other events throughout the year. Connect with them on Facebook, or call Susie Schaefer at 425-610-8027 to learn about upcoming events.


Edmonds Stewards

FishFormerly known as EarthCorps' Puget Sound Stewards, this group of dedicated volunteers have been working in Edmonds since 2015. Volunteer Stewards undergo training on invasive species removal, planting and other restoration techniques and support on-going restoration in Edmonds. Current work parties are hosted regularly at Hutt Park, Yost Park, Brackett's Landing North, Brackett's Landing South and the Edmonds Demo Garden - located at the Willow Creek Salmon & Watershed Education Center. For more information on the Edmonds Stewards Program, or to sign up for a work party, visit: http://www.soundsalmonsolutions.org/edmonds-forest-stewards or contact lisa@soundsalmonsolutions.org to learn more.



Citizens' Tree Board

Citizens' Tree BoardThe Citizens' Tree Board actively encourages the planting, protection, and maintenance of trees for long-term community benefit. The group provides a variety of support to our community including hosting stewardship events, providing outreach and education, and other official duties. To learn more about Citizen's Tree Board, get involved, or access tree-related resources, visit their webpage.