Council of Partners

Who we are:

The varied partnerships and disciplines participating in KCNPI include a network of private, public, and non-profit sectors across MO and KS state lines. Participants represent architectural and landscape architectural firms, conservation organizations, engineering firms, nurseries and growers, public gardens, parks and recreation, garden clubs, educational institutions, transportation organizations, area municipalities and counties, regional council, utility services, water services, and watershed partnerships.

Our participants have a shared vision – a future of beautiful, native landscapes connecting heartland communities where nature and people thrive together.

KCNPI Participants include:

Applied Ecological Services

Black & Veatch

Blue Valley Schools


Bridging The Gap

Burroughs Audubon Society

City of Overland Park

City Roots Nursery & Landscape

Cultivate Kansas City

Down To Earth Services

Ecological Placemakers

Middle Blue River Partnership

Friends of Powell Gardens

Gastinger Walker Harden

Giving Grove

Gould Evans

Healthy Rivers Partnership

Heinan Landscape & Irrigation

Heartland Conservation Alliance

Hoxie Collective

Jackson County Parks & Rec

Johnson County Park & Recreation District

K-State Extension


Kansas Department of Transportation

Kansas City Public Schools

Kansas City Parks & Rec

Kansas City Univ. Medicine and Biosciences

KC Water Services

Kansas City WildLands

Lakeside Nature Center

Loma Vista Nursery

City of Lenexa, KS

McLennan Design

Mid America Regional Council

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Transportation

Missouri Prairie Foundation

Missouri River Bird Observatory

Native Lands LLC

Native Plants and More

NowlinRE Real Estate

The Nature Conservancy

City of Overland Park

Platte Land Trust

Powell Gardens

Prairie Whisper Gardens

The Resilient Activist

City of Riverside

St. Luke’s Foundation

Shawnee Mission School District

Soil Service

Sow Wild Natives

Sporting KC

Syntax Land Design

University of Missouri Extension


Western Nursery & Landscape Association

Westport Garden Club