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2011 Recognition 

2010 Recognition 

2009 Recognition 

 

It's the collaboration of Parks staff, public and private granting agencies, corporate support...and our community of volunteers. We all come together to ensure that our parks, trails and open spaces continue to provide beauty and ample recreation opportunites for visitors. On behalf of Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services, thank you! It's important to us to keep accurate records, so please advise us if there is an error.

Cakes2013 Donations & Grants:

Leroy Wong & Jeff Ybanez of Fred Meyer with the three cakes made for the celebration of Turnkey Park's renovations.
The city of Kent is grateful to the following individuals, companies and organizations for their support of projects that improve and maintain our parks, trails and open spaces:

 


Weyerhaeuser's WAVE program: two grants totalling $2,000 for contributions of Kent Parks Foundation member and Weyerhaeuser employee Annette Lennon
EarthCorps: two crews each donated two days of restoration work at Earthworks Park, valued at $4,171.95
Lee Tillotson: mowed lawns and saved money to pay for the materials for his Eagle Scout project: $576.60
Eric Griggs: had a car wash and bake sale to pay for the materials for his Eagle Scout project: $512.25
Costco: cardboard for Lee Tillotson's Eagle Scout project, valued at $200
Kent Parks Foundation: $500 grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe for tools for Green Kent Partnership Stewards
Hanging Gardens: 250 plants for Taylor Bailey's Eagle Scout project
Heather Bailey: $6.97 for additional plants for Taylor Bailey's Eagle Scout project
Allied Waste: donated dumpsters for Eagle Scouts Taylor Bailey, Nathan Bell, Spencer Stromberg and Nathan Bryant and for KaBOOM!-Disney playground build, valued at $2,523.84
Starbucks: donated coffee and hot chocolate for six community events plus coffee and pastries for KaBOOM!-Disney playground build, valued at $1,513.12
Farrington Court: lunch for KaBOOM!-Disney playground build and Green Kent Day, valued at $3,000
Fred Meyer: water and ice for KaBOOM!-Disney playground build, 3 decorated cakes for dedication at Turnkey Park, refreshments for Green Kent Day, valued at $348.63
QFC, Top Foods, Grocery Outlet: each donated $25 gift cards for food/supplies at KaBOOM!-Disney playground build
Medosweet Farms: chocolate milk for KaBOOM!-Disney playground build, valued at $35
Sysco Foodservices: fruit for KaBOOM!-Disney playground build, valued at $150
Auburn Dairy: Yami yogurt for KaBOOM!-Disney playground build, valued at $155
Les Boulangers Assocs., East Hill Elementary PTA, Acosta: refreshments for KaBOOM!-Disney Prep Day, valued at $80
Down Home Catering: sandwiches for KaBOOM!-Disney Prep Day, valued at $50
Palmer, Coking Coal Co.: 25% discount on gravel for Eagle Scouts Nathan Bell, Nathan Bryant and Spencer Stromberg, valued at $221
Home Depot: discount on sod cutter and Vibraplate rentals for Nathan Bell's and Spencer Stromberg's Eagle Scout projects, valued at $65.80 
Tom Hinkle: 2 boxes of heavy-duty latex gloves for volunteer events, valued at $25.72
Judith A. Shiflet and Mrs. M.L. Hans: donations totalling $75 in support of Andy Olson's Eagle Scout project
Home Depot: discount for 2-day rototiller rental for Andy Olson's Eagle Scout project, valued at $262
Iddings/Girard Resources & Recycling, LLC: waived dump fees for Andy Olson's project, valued at $80
Lowe's: 18 pairs of leather gloves for Green Kent work parties, valued at $45.86
WA Workwear: 12 pairs of work gloves for Green Kent work parties, valued at $12.99
Harris Mortensen: $300 cash donation in support of Skyler Mortensen's Eagle Scout project
Palmer Coking Coal: 30% discount on gravel in support of Skyler Mortensen's project, valued at $60
Sunbelt Rentals: 10% discount on Vibraplate rental for Skyler Mortensen's project, valued at $8.50; 50% discount for Nathan Bryant's project, valued at $100
McLendon's Hardware: $25 gift card to purchase 10 paris of leather gloves for Green Kent work parties
Tom Hinkle: 2 boxes of heavy-duty latex gloves valued at $25.72 for volunteer events
Judith A. Shiflet: $50 in support of Any Olson's Eagle Scout project
Home Depot: discount valued at $262 on 2-day rental of equipment for Andy Olson's Eagle Scout project
Lowe's: 18 pairs of leather gloves valued at $45.86 for Green Kent events
WA Workwear: 12 pairs of work gloves valued at $12.99 for Green Kent events
Harris Mortensen: $300 in support of Skyler Mortensen's Eagle Scout project
Palmer Coking Coal: 30% discount on gravel, valued at $60, for Skyler Mortensen's Eagle Scout project
Sunbelt Rentals: 10% discount on equipment rental, valued at $8.50, for Skyler Mortensen's Eagle Scout project
McLendon's Hardware: $25 gift card to purchase 10 paris of leather gloves for Green Kent events
Mrs. M.L. Hans: $25 donation in support of Andy Olson's Eagle Scout project
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund: $1,000 Making WAVES employee volunteer grant for Earth Day event
Eric & Sherri Rosengren: $350 donation for rental equipment in support of Daniel Rosengren's Eagle Scout project
KaBOOM!-Let's Play maintenance and plyaground surfacing grants, two, valued at $750 each
Satsop Nursery: donated 54 plants for Isaac St. John's Eagle Scout project, valued at $90
Wanda Strickling: $100 donation in support of Isaac St. John's Eagle Scout project
Susie Richards: $25 donation in support of Isaac St. John's Eagle Scout project


Eagle Scout Projects:ES Project 

Eagle Scout Spencer Stromberg's volunteers work at the Old Fishing Hole
Eric Griggs, Troop 449, restored an area at Campus Park, removing invasive species and replanting/mulching 230 native plants chosen for the area
Lee Tillotson, Troop 407, restored a different area at Campus Park, installing/mulching 200 native plants after removing invasive species
Taylor Bailey, Troop 402, resotred another area at Campus Park, adding 250 native plants after removing invasive species
Dominick Travers-Leer, Troop 407, laid out 45 plots at the downdown community garden and mulched paths between them
Nathan Bell, Troop 888, reconstructed 190 feet of accessible gravel trail at the Old Fishing Hole
Andrew Olson, Troop 888, restored an area originally planted by elementary school children at Clark Lake Park
Skyler Mortensen, Troop 408, reconstructed 270' of gravel trail at Clark Lake Park
Sean Sturtevant, Troop 407, researched and constructed a 4-piece obstacle course for the small dog area at Morrill Meadows Off-leash Dog Park
Daniel Rosengren, Troop 416, restored an area originally planted by elementary school children at Clark Lake Park
Spencer Stromberg, Troop 406, reconstructed 200' of gravel trail at the Old Fishing Hole
Nathan Bryant, Troop 449, reconstructed 188' of gravel trail at the Old Fishing Hole
Isaac St. John, Troop 237, restored an area at Campus Park, adding 54 native plants after removing invasive and overgrown vegetation

 

1st Quarter Volunteer Contributions: 

Starbucks work party, 1-21-13Starbucks volunteers' first work party of the year was January 21 at Lake Fenwick Park 

 

Between January 1 and March 31, we appreciate the individuals and groups below who contributed their time to park and trail improvements. The 5th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service was cold, foggy and wet, per usual, but that didn't impact the smiles on the 77 volunteers who cheerfully collected bags of litter along the Interurban Trail. Throughout March and into the first week of April, Parks and Public Works staff visited 12 Kent schools and helped 1,889 students plant their own native trees and shrubs as part of our Plant the Planet youth education program. There were six Green Kent Partnership restoration work parties organized by our trained volunteer Stewards and a new Steward orientation. Finally, 36 children from the Turnkey Park neighborhood helped community members, city and Disney staff and volunteers from the Kent Parks Foundation design the components they wanted to see in their new KaBOOM!-sponsored playground. The playground will be built on June 7.

 

 

Jonathan Alier
Catherine Ballew
Ryan BeckAaron Bini
Julian Brown
Rachel Busenius
Carriage Crest Elementary School
Katherine Clay
Covington Elementary School
Lauren deKlerk
Disney & Radio Disney
Ted Doan
East Hill Elementary School
Valerie Ensor
Fairwood Elementary School
Maria Glaidenas-Nunez
Haim & Igor Grebner
Glen Hair
Claudia Harrison
Mary Healy
Anna & Darrell Helbling
Fernando Hernandez
Douglas Hill
Tom Hinkle
Terry Hooks
   

Horizon Elementary School
Lili Kaeding
Kent Mountain View Academy
Kent Youth & Family Services
Kent-Meridian Interact Club
Kent-Meridian High School
Kent-Meridian National Honor Society
Kentwood High School
Kentridge Key Club
Kentridge National Honor Society
Kiwanis Club of Kent

Robert Klayman
Lake Youngs Elementary School
Debbie & Jeff Larson
Nayna Limbasia
Marjorie Luker
Trung Ly
Martin Sortun Elementary School
Andrew McDowell
Hayden, Duncan & Sophie McManus
Isabel Mendoza

Zandria Michaud
Katie & Jeff Michels
Ellen Mickle

   Millennium Elementary School
Tyler Millhollin
Ray Moriguchi
Nina Munoz-Najera
Selina Muthoni
Derena Nguyen
Sandy Pedersen
Maksim Romanov
Cretia & Steve Shafer
Sara Sharp
Amrit Singh
Nick Smith
Soos Creek Elementary School
Star Lake Elementary School
Walter Struckman
Sean Sturtevant
Sunrise Elementary School
Jim & Anne Timlick
Sarah, Nia & Michael Veele
Trina Vo
Brenda Vogel

Vrianna Votaw
Nathan Woo

 

 

2nd Quarter Volunteer Contributions: 

KaBOOM!-Disney action on June 7 

KaBOOM ActionBetween April 1 and June 30, there were 29 events involving a total of 1,202 volunteers, who contributed 3,445 hours.  The first week in April, Plant the Planet completed its 13th season at Crestwood and Emerald Park Elementary Schools. There were three Earth Day events, at Clark Lake Park, Earthworks Park and the GRNRA, involving 181 volunteers, including groups from Weyerhaeuser and Target. Other corporate work parties were held for Key Bank, REI and Windermere employees and for a group of Burmese refugee high school students.  Arbor Day saw 126 volunteers at West Fenwick Park. National Trails Day, traditionally a smaller turnout, had 26 volunteers at Lake Fenwick Park. There were 13 Green Kent work parties at Campus, Clark Lake, Lake Fenwick, Springwood, Morrill Meadows and North Meridian Parks and GRNRA. More than 24,000 square feet of natural areas were improved as a result. The KabOOM!-Disney playground at Turnkey Park involved a total of 201 volunteers, who assembled equipment, built picnic tables, planted a rain garden, spread 200 cubic yards of mulch, added wood chips in the forested area and added a fresh coat of paint to the fence.

 

*=Green Kent Steward or Support Steward

 

Andrew Allen
Julie Anderson
Colin Bannon
Rion Bent
Ursula & Karen Bertram
Will Bigbee-Hansen
Marque Bojarquez
Boy Scout Troops 420, 476, 480
Tim Brensdal
Maser, Alexia & Jada Brown
Tom Brubaker
Jacki Busen
Jessica Bush
Ricardo & Giuseppe Campagnoli
Tiffany Carbajal
Jade Christensen
Tim Clark
Sara Clark
Jessica, Patrick & Kaleb Claypool
Coalition for Refugees from Burma
Coinstar
Shree Coorg
Kelsey Cramer
Cub Scout Dens 8, 248, 448, 474
Kelly & Paul Dallapiazza
Ariel & Brandon Delos Santos
Ted Doan*
Deborah Drake*
East Hill Elementary PTA
Emerald Park Elementary School
Chris Ensor
Farrington Court
Fred Meyer 
    Heidi & Ila-Ann Funke
Girl Scout Troop 40346, 41665
Kendall Green
Addison Hawk
Cathy Hernandez*
David & Jean Hill
Douglas Hill*
Tom Hinkle*
Dave Hokit
Home Depot
Terry Hooks*
Mark Johnston
Marissa Kaiser
Baljeet Kaur
Ashley Kelit
Kentlake High School
Kent-Meridian High School
Kentridge Key Club
Kentridge National Honor Society
Kentwood High School
Kentwood National Honor Society
Megan Kim
Sara King
Serena Lam
Debbie & Jeff Larson
LDS Church, Clark Lake Ward
LDS, Young Single Association
Julie LeFaivre
Maylea Li
Melisa Llanes
Kevin Lorayco
Nomen Makaya
Zoe Mamula
Tyler Martin 
    Henry Martinez
Tara McCormick
Zandria Michaud*
Laura Miller
Ray Moriguchi
Mountainview National Honor Society
Carl Nadrau
Matthew Nechiporuk
Tamer Patrock
Lorraine & Naigel Patterson
Sandy Pedersen
REI Finance
Devin Ritchey
Maxim & Olga Rybakina
Ravi, Prachi & Bhavna SanganiAmy Schillinger*
Shanon Scullin
Paul Seim
Steve Shafer
Jasvir Singh
Amber, Cooper & Jaidyn Slaughter
Pam Smith
Lisa & Morgan & Jeff Stahl
Starbucks Coffee Company, Panther Lake Stoer
Starbucks Kent Flexible Plant
Kristi Stewart
Dan Streiffert*
Walter Struckman
Target
Nancy Terry*
The Boeing Company
Weyerhaeuser Company
Windermere Real Estate
Judy Woods
Young Life 

 

3rd Quarter Volunteer Contributions:REI Volunteers

REI volunteers turned out in full force to remove blackberries from the Morrill Meadows Park wetland next to the off-leash dog park.

Between July 1 and September 30, 418 volunteers contributed a total of 1,609 hours to park projects all over the city. Green Kent Partnership staff and Stewards also had a booth during Cornucopia Days July 12-14, where they helped over 200 youngsters plant baby native trees to take home. The Stewards held six work parties at their sites, including two on the same day as National Public Lands Day, September 28.  It was the wettest volunteer day in recent memory, but 62 brave souls got soaked to the skin at one of the three sites that morning. Other events included two REI work parties, a Day of Service involving LDS and members of four other churches, and a litter clean-up at Kaibara Park by the Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM.

*=Green Kent Steward/Support Steward

Anthony Barrette
Boy Scout Troops 480 & 517
Lisa Brown
*Chuck & Sue Burget
Coalition for Refugees from Burma
*Steve Crowell
*Paul & Kelley Dallapiazza
Nathaniel Gieber
Girl Scout Troop 40346
Kathy Herbert
*Cathy Hernandez
Nancy Hice
*Douglas Hill
  *Tom Hinkle
*Terry Hooks
Kent Dragon Boat Association
Kentridge National Honor Society
Kentwood Key Club
Carl Kimin
Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM
*Debbie Larson
Church of LDS
A.J. Lemoine
Lindbergh High School Key Club
*Zandria Michaud
  Shelley & Amanda Nevins
Christy Nguyen
Emily Nguyen
Jarrod & Reanan Obiya
REI e-Commerce
REI Public Affairs
Christian Renteria
Angela Rodriguez
Sam Shoemaker
Rami Slim
Connie Sorenson
Tyler Symon
University of Puget Sound Circle K
 

4th Quarter Volunteer Contributions: GK Day 

Volunteers get instructions on where to plant during Green Kent Day at Morrill Meadows Park

Between October 1 and December 31, 435 volunteers contributed 2,012.5 hours to Kent Parks.  Our trained Green Kent Stewards held 10 work parties at their sites. The second annual Green Kent Day on October 26 at two locations saw 105 volunteers turn out to celebrate with Stewards, staff and Farrington Court, which provided a great barbecue after the morning’s work was completed. ReLeaf at Clark Lake Park on October 12 had one of its lowest turnouts ever, but the 24 volunteers cleared away 15 cubic yards of invasive weeds, 175 new plants in the ground, and half of the chips spread (staff finished up the next day). The Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM and several individual volunteers also did regular litter clean-ups to give back to the community.

 

*=Green Kent Steward/Support Steward

Julie Anderson
Emily Anderson
Auburn Mountainview High School
Kirsten, Madeline & Katherine Brown
*Chuck & *Sue Burget
Valene Calicdan
*Stephen Crowell
Cub Scout Packs 506 & 724
Peter Da
*Kelley & *Paul Dallapiazza
Angela Darling
Kat Delos Trinos
Farrington Court
Heather GibsonMarisa Gillaspie Aziz
Serena Girard
Dennis & Gabrielle Hampton
*Cathy Hernandez
*Doug Hill
David & Jean Hill
*Tom Hinkle
Adam Hockey
Shay Hodge
*Terry Hooks
Dan Jackson
Hannah James
Mark Kennison
  Kent Covenant Church
Kentlake Men of Excellence
Kentridge National Honor Society
Kentwood Key Club
Kentwood National Honor Society
Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM
Aurroop Klarsich
Kory Kramer
Steven Kroll
Cody Kruh
*Debbie, Jeff & Jaiden Larson
Lisa Law
Norwin & Norchel Laylo
*Cris LeCompte
Martina LeMay
Xiang (Victoria) Li
Kevin Loreyco
Andre Magno
Master Gardeners of King Co.
Mindy & Anthony Maxwell
Kate McEowen
Nevaeh McFarland
*Zandria Michaud
Dat Nguyen
Jennifer Nguyen
Mala Nuth
  Anh Nyo
Nathan & Brandon Perri
Sarah Piepho
Christy & Mark Rains
Teresa Regalado
Christian Renteria
Angela Rodriguez
Jacob Schump
Kenneth Seroma
*Steve & *Cretia Shafer
Kevin & Amy Smith
Stadium National Honor Society
Lisa, Jeff & Morgan Stahl
Chad Stancil
Starbucks Kent Flexible Plant
*Dan Streiffert
*Gina Tallarigo
Nancy Terry
Michelle Tirhi
Nancy Tran
*Edin Tursic
Say & Karissa Vongkhamchan
Cherry Walton
Lien White
Glenn Yamanaka
Jacqueline Yust