Weed Warriors Want You!
Become an Environmental Steward
Who We Are
The Weed Warriors organization, founded in 2008, is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity #80-0342794 and a Washington State Non-Profit Charity, Registration #31237. A working Board of Directors manages all aspects of the non-profit.
Weed Warriors are Environmental Stewards of Public Places, Parks, Trails, and Open Spaces. We are passionate about a healthy environment free of invasive weeds. Volunteers of all ages participate in projects that develop a sense of
connection to the natural landscape and foster a responsibility for public areas by removing invasive weeds and restoring habitats with native plants. The Weed Warriors program empowers community volunteers to help shape the environmental health of their public
places by participating in local restoration projects. We encourage everyone to get involved and become part of
the solution to the invasive weed problem.
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 8,453 hours through May of 2014.
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 $191,781.85. Thank you, Volunteers!
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 fulfilling community service for school requirements are encouraged to participate and give their volunteer time to local stewardship projects.
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, and many more....
Our Professional Partners
The Weed Warriors organization is 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, 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.