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Mission Statement

The Stewardship Program is a service program that recruits, trains, and supports volunteers for ecological projects across the city. You can help keep New York City’s forests, wetlands, and coastlines thriving. Join us to plant trees, shrubs, and grasses; remove harmful invasive exotic vegetation; care for street tree beds; and remove debris from our wetlands.


What We Offer

You’ll be led by an experienced staff that provides all of the tools and equipment needed to properly care for our natural areas. Get hands-on, educational experience in some of the most beautiful and diverse habitats throughout NYC!

Who Should Volunteer

Our volunteer program is for anyone who loves nature. We can accommodate local organizations, individuals, corporations, "voluntourists," schools, universities and visiting service organizations. We welcome a wide range of experience levels, abilities, and group sizes.


Average Review 7 reviews

Would you recommend NYC Parks Stewardship Program?

by Shawn W. from Brooklyn, NY (February 3, 2020)
I want start doing volunteering before I recommend anything.
by Monique P. from Brooklyn, NY (March 21, 2017)
This was a great initiative. The fact that it was in my neighborhood made it even more special. I got an opportunity to assist with a cleanup of the Canarsie coastline and met some awesome people. My 2017 goal is to be more and do more...this was a start for me. Thanks for the opportunity.