Expo Recap: Environment 🌲

We love outdoor spaces in King County!  This week’s nonprofit expo highlighted four organizations working to create beautiful environments for all residents to enjoy.  Learn more about their specific programs by clicking the links below or listening to the recording.  From the Employee Giving Drive website, you can make donations & pledges, set payroll deduction or volunteer time for these environmentally focused nonprofit organizations.  

Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition        (EGP Code: 9707)

  • Did you know that Washington has more jobs in outdoor recreation than tech or aerospace?!?  WWRC is focused on preserving open spaces, ensuring recreation for humans and animals, and supporting land conservation. Their projects are focused on creating equity and access for all.  Volunteer needs range from board members to design help.
a brown and grey hummingbird eating at an orange and purple flower.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society             (EGP Code: 10948)

  • Hidden just east of downtown Bellevue is a 53 acre oasis in the Bellevue Botanical Garden.  With free access and year-round programs for adults and children, it is beautiful place to learn and enjoy local ecology. The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is the primary funding source for the garden’s growth and development. 

Issaquah Alps Trails Club      (EGP Code: 10806)

  • Located in East King County, the mission of the Issaquah Alps Trails Club is to engage the public to preserve, protect and promote the land, wildlife and trails of the Issaquah Alps (Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain and Tiger Mountain) for present and future generations. They have saved over 125 miles of trails and 18,000 acres of land in the area. You can engage with the Hikes with a Purpose and Adopt-a-Trail programs.

Seattle Audubon Society      (EGP Code: 9047)

  • During the pandemic, many have become more aware of the birds in their community. The Seattle Audubon advocates and organizes for cities where people and birds thrive.  They are helping everyone on their journey to appreciate, understand and protect: Urban conservation, environment education and community science.  Learn more about how to advocated for birds, volunteer opportunities help count species and how donation dollars are used.

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