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Help restore a trail. Join a litter pick-up party. Help track wildlife. Learn how to test water quality in Denny Creek. Or join a committee dedicated to a specific area of interest. For more than 20 years, the success of your neighborhood association has started with the passion and dedication of community members like you.

How to volunteer:

  1. Sign-up for the FHNA newsletter to get volunteer opportunities delivered to your inbox.

  2. Contact us if you are interested in joining a committee.

  3. Check the City of Kirkland page for volunteer opportunities (link).

Volunteer in OO Denny Sat Nov 18

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Parks, Stewardship Committee, Trails, Volunteer | 0 comments

Volunteer in OO Denny Sat Nov 18

Join the Green Kirkland Partnership on Green Kirkland Day to help with the restoration of O.O. Denny Park. Volunteers will spend the morning participating in a mix of restoration activities which may include removing non-native invasive plants like ivy and Himalayan blackberry, spreading mulch over cleared areas, and planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers.  No experience is necessary and we encourage volunteers of all ages to join us! SIGN UP  get more information here Event Date: November 18, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM...

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Volunteer in Juanita Heights Park Sat Nov 25

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Parks, Volunteer | 0 comments

Fall planting season has arrived.  Join the work party planting trees, shrubs and ferns in Juanita Heights Park the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Can you think of a better way to work of Thanksgiving dinner than in the woods helping to winter over 100 native plants in this gem of a Finn Hill park.  If you haven’t visited Juanita Heights park, now is the time to join your neighbors for two hours in the woods.  To sign up go here on the Green Kirkland Partnership site. Volunteer at Juanita Heights Park 12408 89TH PL NE Saturday, November...

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Expedia volunteers work in Juanita Woodlands

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Juanita Woodlands, Stewardship Committee, Uncategorized, Volunteer | 0 comments

Expedia volunteers work in Juanita Woodlands

On Friday Sept 8, over 60 Expedia employees dived into helping us maintain Juanita Woodlands’ native vegetation by removing invasive plants, lead by King County Parks and FHNA volunteers.  Expedia has had annual gatherings in the park for several years, and is a major contributor to keeping the park vegetation healthy. This year the group focused on liberating the young trees planted by FHNA a few years ago from blackberries and ivy, as well as clearing an additional area for planting.  The progress the Expedia group made was...

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Volunteer at the Farmer Markets

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Blog, Community Committee, Volunteer | Comments Off on Volunteer at the Farmer Markets

Volunteer at the Farmer Markets

Love your neighborhood? Love conversation? Then an ideal volunteer opportunity has come your way! FHNA hosts an information booth every year at local farmer’s markets as part of our non-profit program. Duties may include set-up or take-down of booth, handing out brochures, answering questions, and sharing what FHNA is all about. Volunteers need only commit to a 1-3-hour shift on the following dates: Juanita Beach Friday Market, 3pm – 7pm August 4 September 8 *Setup 1pm – 3pm Kirkland Wednesday Market, 2pm – 7pm July 19...

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CANCELLED due to high winds: Arbor Day at O.O. Denny Park

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog, Events, Volunteer | Comments Off on CANCELLED due to high winds: Arbor Day at O.O. Denny Park

Saturday, October 15th 10am-2pm Join the Green Kirkland Partnership, Washington Department of Natural Resources, the City of Kirkland Planning Department, and EarthCorps as we celebrate all the hard work that trees do on our behalf: filter our air, clean our water, create habitat for urban wildlife and calm peaceful places for us to enjoy nature. Volunteers will spend the time planting over 250 native trees, shrubs, and ground covers and removing invasive plants!  Volunteer as an individual or organize a group of your friends, co-workers or...

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All things Finn Hill in August & September (so far)

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Blog, Denny Fest, Events, Juanita Woodlands, Neighborhood Plan, Volunteer | Comments Off on All things Finn Hill in August & September (so far)

All things Finn Hill in August & September (so far)

Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends: Here’s a summary of upcoming opportunities to improve your neighborhood and have some fun at the same time: Comment on 100th Avenue improvements Comments are open through Friday, August 5. The City of Kirkland is planning a host of improvements to 100th Avenue, running south from Simonds Road along the eastern boundary of Finn Hill down to 132nd (the intersection with Juanita Elementary). You can learn more about the plans and provide your comments online through Friday, August 5. Click here for the...

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Volunteer Event Information – Big Finn Hill Park on Aug. 27th

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Blog, Events, Volunteer | Comments Off on Volunteer Event Information – Big Finn Hill Park on Aug. 27th

Volunteer Event Information – Big Finn Hill Park on Aug. 27th

King County Parks King County’s award-winning Parks and Recreation system consists of 200 parks, 175 miles of trails and 28,000 acres of open space. In our 200 parks, you’ll find ballfields, playgrounds and pools, as well as lush forests, quiet meadows, and many other Northwest ecosystems. Volunteer Event Information Location: Big Finn Hill Park Date: August 27th 9am-1pm Day of Event Contact: Lina Rose, 206.491.5014. Please contact Lina directly to RSVP prior to the event lina.rose@kingcounty.gov Why your Volunteer Service is Important...

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Volunteer in the Parks During Earth Month!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Blog, Juanita Woodlands, Parks, Stewardship Committee, Uncategorized, Volunteer | Comments Off on Volunteer in the Parks During Earth Month!

Volunteer in the Parks During Earth Month!

April is Earth Month! Volunteer in Finn Hill forests during Earth Month. There are many opportunities for children, youth, adults and families to work together in our parks during Earth month.  Choose an event! April 9th – Juanita Woodlands Work Party 9 to noon (even 30 minutes is appreciated!) Meet at the Corner of NE 118th Place and 76th Ave NE.  Activity: Remove blackberries and other invasives, which are burying our baby trees. Bring: heavy work gloves, sturdy footwear. We’ll provide shovels, coffee and snacks. More information here...

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Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby April Update

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Blog, Climate Action, Volunteer | Comments Off on Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby April Update

Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby April Update

The Kirkland Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby remains active fighting for a healthier clean energy future. We are preparing for several outreach events centered around Earth Day (April 22). We will also be meeting with Representative Suzan DelBene in April to thank her for her efforts on the environment and public safety and ask for her support of a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend. The biggest news this month is the decision by Puget Sound Energy to phase out units 1 and 2 of the Colstrip Montana coal fired electricity plant by 2017....

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Big Finn Hill Park Work Party Success

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog, Events, Volunteer | Comments Off on Big Finn Hill Park Work Party Success

Big Finn Hill Park Work Party Success

Every year about this time, the woods become alive with activity. Environmental and Adventure School (EAS) students are back in our beloved parks for their valued contributions to our healthy Finn Hill ecosystem. Today they tackled a patch in Big Finn Hill Park that has been receiving much TLC over the last couple of years.   Initially Microsoft attacked the large blackberry patch pulling, pushing and tearing it back 40 feet from the trail. EAS followed closely on their heels and planted a diverse selection of cedar, doug fir, hemlock, Indian...

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