Weed Warriors Want You!
Become a Nature Steward
Who We Are
The Weed Warriors organization, founded in 2008, is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and a Washington State Non-Profit Charity. Nature Stewards is our educational program name. A working Board of Directors manages all aspects of the non-profit.
Support Our Work Our mission is to promote environmental stewardship and inspire everyone to protect the native habitat. We provide education that empowers people to become environmental stewards. Our public projects relieve the burden of government and improve the aesthetic, recreational and economic value of public parks, trails, and open spaces. We believe in empowering youth through education, arts, crafts, and creativity to find their voices to steward the earth and change the world.
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Your donation makes our educational Nature Stewards program possible.
With your generosity, we'll continue to provide the quality environmental programming the communities need and deserve. Thank You!
The Nature Stewards is an educational program of the Weed Warriors, WA State Non-Profit Charitable Organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Weed Warriors, Nature Stewards Program is registered with the Washington State's Charities Program, www.sos.wa.gov/charities .
Weed Warriors are stewards of public places - parks, trails, and open spaces. We are passionate about living in harmony with nature. Our Nature Stewards program empowers communities to connect to the natural landscape, fosters an appreciation and stewardship of the environment and advocates for social responsibility of public areas. Volunteers of all ages help shape the environmental health of their public places by participating in local restoration projects - removing invasive weeds and planting native plants, We empower youth to find their voices to steward the earth and change the world through education, arts, and creative programming. We advocate for communities to connect with nature and provide habitat for birds, butterflies and pollinators. We encourage everyone to get involved and become an environmental steward.
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Our Past, Present and Future
Weed Warriors launched their first project in February of 2008 with the massive ivy removal and habitat restoration of the Newcastle Historical Cemetery. Since 2008, volunteers have removed various species of invasive noxious weeds in many locations, reaching over an impressive amount of volunteer time totaling a 17,550 hours through 2016.
The benefits of our weed control and restoration projects are priceless, since the projects relieve the burden of the local jurisdictions. If a price could be put a value of the total volunteer service hours, this would total $462,205.00. Thank you, Volunteers!
We've grown and evolved since our initial "Boots on the Ground" weed removal and restoration projects in 2008. Our program now includes workshops, events, classroom presentations, nature trail walks, rain garden installations, and advocacy for environmental issues - all activities supporting our mission to impart and nurture the responsibility of environmental stewardship. To better reflect all that we do, we have changed our program name to "Nature Stewards." Yes, volunteers will still have the opportunity to get their gloves dirty with our "Boots on the Ground" projects, as they will continue offering community engagement and community service opportunities.
Weed Warriors will continue the battle against non-native weeds in public places by supporting communities and jurisdictions through weed removal and restoration projects. We welcome all who are interested in a healthy environment to participate in Weed Warrior stewardship and restoration projects, attend meetings and events, and help with educational outreaches. Youths needing community service for school requirements are encouraged to participate and give their volunteer time to local stewardship projects.
Weed Warriors remains as our organization name with our Non-Profit 501c3 designation. Look for a new website and more details in the near future about the new, inclusive Nature Stewards Program of the Weed Warriors organization.
Our Esteemed Volunteers
Volunteers and supporters include adults, elementary, middle and high school students from the community; University of Washington, Bellevue College, Hazen High School, Liberty High School, Hazen's Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams, Northwest Outdoor 4-H Club, Hazelwood Brownie Troop, Girl and Boy Scouts from the Eastside Community, Hazen High School Earth Core Club, Hazen Key Club, the Newport Woods Association, the International School in Bellevue, members from Newcastle Trails, the Newcastle Historical Society, the Hazelwood and Newcastle Elementary Schools PTSA's, West Seattle Timebank, Riverton Heights Bible Fellowship, Village Green Nursery, and many more....
Our Professional Partners
The Weed Warriors organization partners with other non-profit organizations to increase our effectiveness and establish collobrative relationships. Visit our Partner page. We are an active partner with the National Wildlife Federation to establish community wildlife habitats around Puget Sound, and ECO Net, (Education, Communication and Outreach Network) a Puget Sound-wide network of professionals working to help save Puget Sound from the negative impacts of urbanization effecting the Sound's ecosystem. ECO Net draws on the combined experience, skills and community-level knowledge of local organizations and individuals, while linking to and benefiting from regional resources and a comprehensive vision for restoring Puget Sound. Other Weed Warrior partnering organizations and jurisdictions include the Cities of Newcastle, Renton, Bellevue, Seattle, the North Highline Unincorporated Area, the King Conservation District, the Greater Seattle YMCA, as well as many sponsoring businesses such as Newcastle Starbucks, Sweet Decadence, the Chiropractic Wellness Center, Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, Newcastle Dentistry, Attorneys Maria Victoria, LLP, Orthodontic Excellence, Newcastle King's County Library, and many participating non-profits that make it possible to deliver Newcastle Earth Day, the Weed Warrior educational outreach and community festival to residents in King County.
See more about our partners Here