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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
  • Sheets Unlimited contributed a pallet of heavy cardboard used as weed barrier, valued at over $300.

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

2nd Quarter Volunteers

Kids at Family DayKids making crafts during Family Day in the Forest at Morrill Meadows Park
Between April 1 and June 30, 586 volunteers contributed 1,338 hours to help maintain and improve Kent’s parks and trails. There were two Earth Day events, the first on April 18 at Morrill Meadows Park, where 109 volunteers worked in two wooded areas. On April 22, a Battle of the Corporate Stars was held at Park Orchard Park, where teams from Starbucks Coffee Company and Republic Services competed for prizes, including most invasive plants removed, longest ivy chain and largest blackberry root ball. Another new event was held at Morrill Meadows Park on May 9, the first Family Day in the Forest. While adults and teens removed invasive blackberries and yellow archangel, kids made woodsy crafts for Mother’s Day (or themselves!), and everyone enjoyed pizza before taking home native seedlings. At National Trails Day at Clark Lake Park June 9, 30 volunteers refurbished and pruned a popular trail section. In addition, there were 18 Green Kent work parties and trainings, and the Kiwanis Club of Kent AM continued monthly litter clean-ups at downtown parks. Thanks to both Papa John’s and Ivar’s for donating lunch for our hard-working volunteers at all of our major community events.


*=Green Kent Steward
**= Kent City Councilmember

Charles, Joanna & James Allard
Amina & Yusef Alqasim
Victoria Andrews
Lynne & Cece Aspin
*Brian Bates
John Bato-Borja
**Jim Berrios
Elizabeth Blake
Boy Scout Troop 480
Joan Broom
Church of Christ

Cub Scout Packs 420 & 506
Dhaliwal Family
Shannon Dickenson
**Brenda Fincher
Green River College students
Girl Scout Troop 42301
*Suzanne & *Aidan Gooding
Ryan Gooding
Jay, Jen, Ben & Abi Haugh
Jon Herd
Carrie Hicks
**Dennis Higgins
Highlands Community Church
Nancy, Robert & Emily Hill
*Cassandra & Beth Houghton
*Dan Jackson
Dickson, Diana, Stacey & Samual Jinuna
Kent City FC
Kent Covenant Church
Kentlake High School students
Kentlake Key Club
Kent-Meridian High School students
Kentridge High School students
Kentridge Key Club
Kentwood High School students
Kentwood Key Cllub
Kentwood National Honor Society
Kentwood Studio Club
Kiwanis Club of Kent AM
  Chelsea Lewis
Samantha Maurer
*Zandria Michaud
*Laura Miller
Deana Munch
Napoleon Raianaw
*Christy 7 *Mark Rains
**Dana Ralph
Shawn & Derek
Republic Services
Owen Savage
*Steve ShaferPeter & Kupono Tabali
Starbucks Coffee Company
Starbucks Kent Flexible Plant
The Boeing Company
Konneytha, Zylina & Putha Touch
Sarah Veele
Heather Williams
*Andy Woodward