We are looking for new volunteer Stewards for our Preserves. Volunteer Stewards check for problems and perform basic maintenance. This is a great way to learn new trails and really get to know one of the Preserves. It is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for people who want to help outside on their own schedule.
- Walking the Preserve at least monthly to assess the Preserve and Trail condition.
- Addressing minor concerns such as updating signs, minor clean up or repair, and acting as an ambassador for the land trust with Preserve visitors.
- Monitoring the property for problems and reporting any problems to Stewardship staff.
- Picking up trash and debris.
- Performing minor trail maintenance (clipping branches, clearing blow downs, refreshing blazes, blocking off unofficial trails, etc.).
- Reporting larger project needs that may require a team.
- Keeping brochure boxes stocked.
- Reporting volunteer hours.
- Completing an annual monitoring report and giving input on an annual work plan for the Preserve.
- Being a part of annual trail clean-ups for the trail you Steward.
- Attending our annual Stewardship training
Volunteer stewards do not have to possess any specialized skills, and training is provided. The time commitment is flexible, but ideally a volunteer steward would visit a Preserve that has a trail once a month and a Preserve with no trail once per year.
To sign-up to be a Preserve Steward e-mail our Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator, Toby Jacobs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.