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.
Invasive Plant Identification Training
June 10th, 9AM - NOON
Learn how to identify and remove common invasive plants and how to differentiate invasive plants from native lookalikes at this informative event.
Summer Gathering - Bonfires and Bats
July 25th, 6PM - 9PM
Join fellow Urban EcoStewards to celebrate the first half of the year, and hike the Linbrook Woodlands Conservation Area.
August 19th, 10AM - 1PM
Learn about the Urban EcoStewards program and gain new skills that will help you in the field.
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy joins these partners in the Urban EcoSteward program: