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2015 Recognition

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2009 RecognitionBattle of Corp Stars

Starbucks and Republic Services teams flash peace signs with their celebrity coaches at the 70s-themed Battle of the Corporate Stars on Earth Day


Collaborations. They’re a necessity in these days of shrinking resources, but they’re also what get things done and make us proud of our community. Parks staff collaborate with public and private granting agencies, corporations, service clubs, students and individuals. We all work together to keep our parks, trails and open spaces healthy and safe for visitors. On behalf of Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services, thank you! It’s important for us to keep accurate records, so please advise us if you see an error below.


The City of Kent is grateful to the following individuals, companies and organizations for their support of our projects:

  • Republic Services donated a yard waste dumpster for the Battle of the Corporate Stars on April 22, valued at $430
  • Starbucks donated coffee, hot chocolate, pastries and gift cards for the same event and coffee and hot chocolate for all spring events, valued at $300
  • Ivar's donated chowder and corn muffins for two Earth Day events, valued at $602
  • Papa John’s donated pizza, bread sticks and desserts for two events, valued at $500
  • Forterra provided two days of WA Conservation Corps support, an in-kind donation valued at $2,000
  • Icon Materials donated 15.5 cubic yards of gravel for Dakota Vallejo’s Eagle Scout project, valued at $1,302.50
  • Star Rental donated a compactor rental valued at $66 for Dakota Vallejo’s project
  • Vallejo Enterprises donated a rototiller rental valued at $125 for Dakota Vallejo’s project 

Eagle Scout Projects


  • Dakota Vallejo, Troop 237, reconstructed 200’ of gravel trail at Clark Lake Park


1st Quarter Volunteers2015 MLK Group

 Part of the trash collected by volunteers on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Between January 1 and March 31, 268* volunteers contributed 650.25* hours to help improve and maintain Kent’s parks and trails. For our 7th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, 77 volunteers did a litter clean-up along the Interurban Train. Five Green Kent work parties were organized by volunteer Stewards with support from staff and community members. Eighteen students from the Coalition of Refugees from Burma participated in restoration activities at Earthworks Park, as did Key Bank employees, both of whom have adopted the park. Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM members also continued monthly downtown litter clean-ups. (*These numbers do not include the 2,035 children and teachers from 14 elementary schools who were part of our Plant the Planet program. Each got to pot and keep a native tree or shrub.)


*= Green Kent Partnership Steward

Victoria Andrews
Auburn Mountainview Key Club
*Brian Bates
Joan Broom
Jenna & George Brown
*Chuck & Sue Burget
Canyon Park Junior High
Joel Chiprut
Faith Church
Community P-patch gardeners
*Garrett Cress
Steve Crowell
Anna DeCaterina
Mary Friede
Russell Fuller

Green River College
Jennifer Grosman
Kent-Meridian High School Students
Kent-Meridian Interact Club
Kent-Meridian National Honor Society

Kentlake High School students
Kentridge High School students
Kentridge Girls Honor Society
Kentridge Key Club
Kentwood High School students
Kentwood Key Club
Kentwood National Honor Society
Kiwanis Club of Kent-AM
*Debbie Larson
Lindbergh High School students
Lindbergh Key Club


Veronica Maxey
Kate McEowen

Meridian Middle School students
Meridian Middle School National Honor Society
*Laura Miller
Valerie Miller
Conoer Milles
Cheri Sayer
Sara Schamerhorn
*Steve & Cretia Shafer
Jack Sheahart
Starbucks Kent Flexible Plant
Thomas Jefferson High School Key Club
Lynn, Greg & Luke Turk
Alexander Unycez
Wells Fargo
World Relief