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Chattanooga Park Stewards

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment

Location

1503 Middle StChattanooga, TN 37408 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Chattanooga Park Stewards Volunteer Program's mission is to significantly improve the environmental and aesthetic quality of our parks and greenways through organized volunteerism and stewardship.

Description

The City of Chattanooga is a growing leader in developing green spaces to achieve improved quality of life for residents and visitors through conservation and preservation of our City's natural resources. Chattanooga has an extensive network of public parks, playgrounds, walking trails, and greenspaces.
Volunteers are a valuable asset to the Parks Division - providing time, talent, and resources to help ensure the health of the park system. The Park Stewards program also provides an opportunity to educate park visitors and citizens on the importance of stewardship of our parks. Park stewardship is key to guaranteeing that our parks, trails, and greenways will remain safe and clean and be enjoyed for years to come.Volunteers are a valuable asset to the Parks Division - providing time, talent, and resources to help ensure the health of the park system. The Park Stewards program also provides an opportunity to educate park visitors and citizens on the importance of stewardship of our parks. Park stewardship is key to guaranteeing that our parks, trails, and greenways will remain safe and clean and be enjoyed for years to come. Example volunteer tasks include: ⦁ Picking up litter, limbs, and debris.⦁ Light landscaping, such as pulling weeds and adding mulch.⦁ Removing exotic invasive plants. ⦁ Planting native plants and trees. ⦁ Cleaning and painting benches, picnic tables, and signs.⦁ Removing vegetation on walking paths.⦁ Reporting maintenance needs.

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