Kansas City WildLands Honeysuckle Battle at Ogg Road Prairie


Saturday, November 2, 9:00 - 12:00 PM



Ogg Road Prairie, Shawnee Mission Park


Meet at:

Oakridge Park

7460 Ogg Rd

Shawnee, KS 66218

To Battle! Join in our Annual Honeysuckle Battle to help restore the beautiful woodland and prairie habitat of the Ogg Road Prairie. We will be cutting and stump treating the exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle that threatens this wild land. This work helps open the forest up for native plants and wildlife to thrive again. What a beautiful way to spend a fall day! 

Volunteer Qualifications   

All volunteers must:

  • Register online in advance. If you are unable to register online, please contact us.

  • Minimum age of 11. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult volunteering alongside the youth.

  • Agree to electronic liability waiver. Volunteers under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent. Click here for a printable waiver.

  • Bring a water bottle and wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes (no sandals). A long-sleeve shirt and hat are also recommended.

  • Be physically able to walk on rough terrain and bend or kneel.

  • Please be sure to read the email you will receive after registering for more detailed information on what to wear and bring with you to have a successful work day!

If you cannot meet these qualifications or if you have 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