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109 W. 700 NorthValparaiso, IN 46385


Shirley Heinze Land Trust's mission is to protect and restore significant natural area and to inspire people of all ages to appreciate and enjoy nature. Shirley Heinze Land Trust owns over 2100 acres of natural land in 18 different preserves or project areas in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, and St. Joseph Counties. Preserve Stewards assume oversight responsibility for a specific preserve and work mostly independently of staff.

Stewards may engage in the following activities:

Visit and monitor sites, provide staff with updates on the current conditions and needs of the preserve, relpenish visitor material at trailheads, help maintain trails and parking lots, participate in workdays, events, and training opportunities associated with the preserve, assist with ecological management of the preserve, and more.

If you are interested in become a Preserve Steward, please contact us at 219-242-8558 or via email at volunteer@heinzetrust.org!


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Regular visits to a preserve may take 1-2 hours.

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