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 [email protected] 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. Currently run by volunteers from the Pilchuck Audubon Society, the garden hosts regular work parties on Saturdays, and invites the public to join them. To learn more or get involved, visit their webpage


Edmonds Stewards

FishThis group of dedicated volunteers have been working in Edmonds since 2015. Volunteer Stewards undergo training on invasive species removal, planting and other restoration techniques to support on-going habitat restoration projects during work parties that are hosted regularly in parks around Edmonds. For more information on the Edmonds Stewards Program, or to sign up for a work party, visit: http://www.soundsalmonsolutions.org/edmonds-forest-stewards.



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.