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.

Interested in taking part?
Apply to be an Urban EcoSteward

All new EcoStewards are required to attend at least one training. Urban EcoSteward trainings and events are free and open to all. Join the EcoStewards to develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for the parks that you love.

Click here to register for upcoming trainings.

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    Urban Ecostewards 2014/2015 - Westinghouse

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    Urban Ecostewards 2013/2014 - Westinghouse

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    Urban Ecostewards 2013/2014

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    Urban Ecostewards 2013/2014 - SciTech

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    Urban Ecostewards 2013/2014 - Ellis

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    Urban Ecostewards 2013/2014 - Ellis

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    Urban Ecostewards 2011/2013 - City High

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    Urban Ecostewards 2014/2015 - SciTech

Urban EcoSteward Resources

Site Visit Forms

Other Guides

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.

Partner Organizations

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

Allegheny Cleanways

Engaging and empowering residents to eliminate illegal dumping in their community.

Allegheny Land Trust

Helping local people save local land.

Mount Washington Community Development Corporation

Developing and implementing strategic plans for multi-level improvements to the neighborhoods.

Nine Mile Run Watershed Association

Offering a variety of innovative urban ecology projects designed to directly involve the community in helping to improve the health of the watershed.

Tree Pittsburgh

Protecting and restoring our urban forest through community tree planting and care, education, and advocacy.

Questions or comments?

Please contact us at volunteer@pittsburghparks.org.