Parent a Preserve - Adopt a Trail!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


5500 Northrock DriveVarious Forest Preserves thru out Winnebago CountyRockford, IL 61103


Under the direction of forest preserve staff, a Trail Steward adopts a trail and focuses on making it safe and pleasant. Activities include litter control, clearing branches and debris from trails after storms, and reporting any inappropriate uses of the trail to the designated Area Manager. On-going training and educational opportunities are provided.

Contact our volunteer coordinator at for details! Youth-oriented groups will be considered as long as there is an adult leader responsible and appropriate adult/child ratios (1 adult for every 5 children under 15 years old).


  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of one (1) season; will consider groups.
  • Application & Orientation required. Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
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