Urban EcoStewards give back by caring for park land and greenspaces
EcoStewards adopt and care for areas in the parks and in their communities.
With training and support from organizations throughout Pittsburgh, Urban EcoSteward volunteers adopt and care for sites in parks or in their communities. These volunteers visit their adopted sites as often as they're able throughout the year to remove invasive plants, care for trees, clear trash, and much more.
To become an Urban EcoSteward:
- Apply through the link below.
- Join us at a quarterly training (registration below) where you'll learn about becoming an Urban EcoSteward and a program coordinator will work with you to pick your new site.
- Head out to your site with a program coordinator to see where you'll be working and what you'll be doing.
Urban EcoSteward trainings are led by program partners and are designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for parks and greenspaces.
November 4th, 10AM - 1PM
Learn about becoming an Urban EcoSteward volunteer. This event is required for all new Urban EcoStewards.
Native Plant Hike and ID
November 18th, 9AM - 12PM
Learn how and when to effectively identify and remove common invasive plants in the fall and hear tips to differentiate them from their native lookalikes.
Urban EcoSteward Tree Giveaway
November 18th, 9AM - 3PM
Thanks to generous support from CSX, Urban EcoStewards are able to pick up free containerized restoration trees to be planted on their sites. To pick up a tree for your site, please fill out form below.
Fill out this form to receive your tree
Wine and Grapevine
December 7, 5:30 - 7PM
Repurpose invasive grapevines for seasonal decoration over fine wine and joyful conversations at this 21+ event!