Urban EcoStewards give back to their communities by caring for park land.

EcoStewards adopt a section of park land to maintain.

With training and support from Parks Conservancy staff and program partners, EcoStewards visit their site throughout the year to remove invasive species, plant native flora, slow erosion, and clean up trash.

Apply to be an Urban EcoSteward

Upcoming trainings

Urban EcoSteward trainings and events are free and open to all. Trainings are led by an Urban EcoSteward partner organization and are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for parks and greenspaces.

Wildflower Walk and Campfire
Led by: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
May 5th, 6 - 8pm
Take a hike through Frick Park to identify our region’s spring wildflowers.
Register here

Mushroom ID Walk
Led by Allegheny Land Trust
May 14th, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Have fun hunting for fungi on Sycamore Island with the Western PA Mushroom Club and learn about mushroom identification from the mycology experts.
Register here

Frick Invasives
Led by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
June 11th, 6 - 8pm
Learn how and when to effectively identify and remove common invasive plants in Frick Park and hear tips to differentiate them from their native look alikes.
Register here

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    Identifying trees

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    Cutting invasive grapevines

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    Finding woolybears

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    Winter work

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    Cutting invasive plants

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    Urban EcoStewards

Partner Organizations

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joins these partners in the Urban EcoSteward program:

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Urban EcoSteward Resources


Forms, Logs and Information

Additional Information

Invasive Plants of Pittsburgh Guide

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, SCA, and the City of Pittsburgh have partnered to create this gorgeous guide to managing area invasives.
Read the full guide.

Community Guide to Volunteer Workdays

Looking to lead your own volunteer workday in the parks? This guide will walk you through planning a successful event.
Read the full guide.

Questions or comments?

Please contact us at volunteer@pittsburghparks.org.