Kansas City WildLands Restoration Workday - Saturday, April 7th, at Lakeside Nature Center, Swope, Park Kansas City, MO, 8:30 to 11:30 AM - a project of Project Blue River Rescue


Lakeside Nature Center

4701 E Gregory Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64132

This workday is in collaboration with Project Blue River Rescue - a large scale conservation event focused on stewardship of the Blue River. As part of this event, we'll be working alongside KCMO parks foresters - cutting, treating and pulling out invasive exotic shrub honeysuckle that infests the glade and woodland behind the Nature Center - opening the woodlands and glade for native plants to come back and thrive. As part of Project Blue River Rescue, volunteers will receive a t shirt and enjoy a hotdog lunch afterwards. All this, while enjoying the beauty of one of Kansas City's wild places!

Volunteer Qualifications:   All volunteers must

  • Be 11 years or older. Volunteers 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Register online in advance
  • Agree to electronic waiver (AmeriCorp NCCC volunteers exempt)
  • Bring a water bottle and wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.  Layered clothing is also recommended.
  • Be physically able to walk on uneven terrain and bend over or be able to pull large shrubs.

Questions?  Contact Linda Lehrbaum at linda@bridgingthegap.org or 816-561-1089

See you on the WildLands!


Name and Phone Number

I am aware that working as a volunteer for a Kansas City WildLands (KCWL) work day is a potentially dangerous activity. I warrant that I have no physical or psychological medical conditions that would create risk(s) for myself or others in connection with this volunteer activity. The volunteer work I may perform will take place in a natural environment with inherent dangers that include, but aren't limited to, exposure to noxious plants, such as poison ivy, snake or insect bites, falls due to uneven ground, stumps, roots, loose footing, etc., and the effects of weather conditions, including high heat and/or humidity, sun, cold, wind, snow, rain or ice. In the event my volunteer activities take place through the use of an automobile or other motorized vehicle or in an office or other setting I understand that there are certain additional and different risks that arise in such atmospheres and this waiver and assumption of risk is intended by me to include any and all such risks. Therefore, I assume any and all risks directly or indirectly associated with working as a KCWL volunteer. I understand that I am solely responsible for my own safety both on the premises and in traveling to and from KCWL work sites.

Being aware of the above facts, and in consideration of being allowed to contribute to the habitat restoration efforts as a volunteer for KCWL, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and do release KCWL, Bridging The Gap, Missouri Department of Conservation, and all other KCWL Partnership members including the Land Manager of the site(s) work takes place on, and their representatives, successors or assigns, from any and all claims or liability for death, personal injury or property damage of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of, or in the course of, my participation as a KCWL or as a Bridging The Gap volunteer.

Additionally, I understand that photos may be taken during the event I am participating in, and I hereby grant Bridging The Gap the right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included, without compensation, for editorial, trade, promotional, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium and to copyright the same. I hereby release Bridging The Gap from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

This Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risks extends to all claims of every kind or nature whatsoever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.

Revised 3/30/11