Become a leader in restoring our urban forests back to health!

Release Date: July 09, 2019

The City of Sammamish, the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) Central Puget Sound Chapter and the Sammamish Plateau Water are bringing the Master Native Plant Stewardship Program to Sammamish. 

Participants will receive 100-hours of classroom and field training, and then commit to work for at least one-year on a forest restoration team project.

Training includes: 

  • Plant biology and identification
  • Puget Lowland habitat ecology
  • Restoration techniques for new and established sites
  • Restoration site design
  • Project leadership and management
  • Outreach and education techniques, and more

After the training sessions, each steward joins a team to volunteer 85 hours at a Sammamish park restoration site and provides 15 hours to WNPS. 

Professionals provide support to each restoration team.

Training will be on Fridays, September 6th to November 22nd, plus two Saturdays, September 28th and October 12th. 

Applications are due August 8th and are now available by going to

For more information, contact Joy Wood at or call 206 527-3210. 

Visit: to learn more and download an application.