Frequently Asked Questions

How often do you meet?


The Sammamish Stewards steering committee meets quarterly. There are many projects always underway and those teams set their own meeting schedules.




How do I become a Steward?


We love new faces and welcome you to the group! Just click the “Join” button on this site. All that is required is being an individual with an interest in conservation of the environment and restoration with native plants. Then you can participate in projects and learn from other members about things you can do in the community and at home.




Do I have to live in Sammamish?


No. Anyone in the area who wants to help and learn is welcome to join.




What is the Washington Native Plant Society?


WNPS is a Washington State non-profit organization that promotes the appreciation and conservation of Washington’s native plants and their habitats through study, education, and advocacy. They offer the Native Plant Stewardship program.




What is the National Wildlife Federation?


The NWF is an organization that works to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world. The NWF offers the Habitat Steward training periodically throughout the year for those interested in learning more about habitat creation and restoration.




How do I certify my home as a Wildlife Habitat?


National Wildlife Federation list the requirements for certification here Certify (nwf.org)




Is any training required?


Some of the Native Plant Stewards have attended the Master Native Plant Stewardship training through the Washington Native Plant Society while others have attended the Habitat Steward training through the National Wildlife Federation. But you can become a member of Sammamish Stewards without that training.




How do I volunteer with the Stewards?


We will announce upcoming events on this site and by email. For many events you would register on the city website - Volunteer (sammamish.us)

We love new faces and welcome you to the group! There are many volunteer opportunities available such as working at a table during a local event, helping our group at the farmers market, helping with Earth Day, working on a park restoration site removing invasive plants and planting natives, organizing programs, etc.