How can you get involved?
Work parties are a great way to help the trail, get some exercise and meet great people who love the outdoors. There are opportunities for joining small groups which regularly work several times a week or having your own school, corporate or community group come out for a special event.
Anyone, including a child supervised by an adult, can participate in a weeding or planting work party.
All of our work parties and our monthly bird walk are listed on Green Seattle Partnership's CEDAR site:
To see and sign up for our events:
Select "Burke-Gilman Trail" in 'Filter by Park' box on the above site.
Choose the event that you are interested in and click on it
Click on the “Join Event” button and fill out the pop-up information.
You will get a reminder before the event.
Anyone who wishes to become more involved can take a day’s training and become a Green Seattle Partnership Forest Steward. This gives the knowledge needed to work on one’s own and organize and supervise work parties on Parks Department property.
Donating is also a great way to help out especially if you can't make it out to volunteer on the trail. Your contributions go to purchasing native plants to make the trail better for all. Donations through the Seattle Parks Foundation are tax deductible. We can't restore the trail without your help and your donations.
Donations may be made through the Seattle Parks Foundation website:
When making the donation make sure you are donating on the "Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail at Sand Point" project page.
If you would like to get more information about our work or inquire about a setting up an event for your group please contact us: