Bar K Barks Back Restoration Workday Volunteer Signup 
Saturday, March 7, 8:30 am-12:00 pm

KC WildLands logoBridging The Gap's Kansas City WildLands team is excited to partner with Bar K volunteers to help restore the Hidden Valley natural area, one of our city's little-known treasures for outdoor lovers. 

We'll be cutting and stump treating exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle that threatens the gorgeous, hilly forest of Hidden Valley natural area, opening the forest up for native plants and wildlife to thrive again. 

Please note this site may have a 1/2 mile walk (on trail) to get to the work area.
 Training, tools, gloves and supplies will be provided. Please wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.

Event details: Saturday, March 7, 8:30 am-12:00 pm at Hidden Valley Natural Area
  • 8:30 am: Meet at Bar K to grab coffee or breakfast, check in, and drop off your dog
  • 9:00 am: Leave Bar K/carpool to Hidden Valley Natural Area
  • 9:15 am-12:00 pm: Workday at Hidden Valley
  • 12:00 pm: Return to Bar K, reunite with your dog, grab lunch with your new friends
No dogs will be allowed at the workday

Volunteer Qualifications

  • You must register online in advance for this workday.
  • You must sign a liability waiver. If 18 or over, you will electronically review and sign during registration. If under 18, you must bring a hardcopy of the waiver signed by a parent/guardian. Click here for a printable waiver if you are under 18.
  • You must bring a water bottle and wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes (no sandals). A long-sleeve shirt, layers of clothing, and a hat are also recommended.
  • You must be physically able to walk on rough terrain and bend or kneel.
  • Minimum ages: Individuals aged 11-14 years old must volunteer with engaged adult supervision, 15 or older may volunteer independently. All groups with youth aged 11-17 must have adult supervision.
Volunteer Information

Additional Information


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