NYC Parks Stewardship
NYC Parks is investing in the future and we need your help. Our volunteers help with forest and wetland restoration, planting and pruning street trees, harvesting and propagating native seed and monitoring local wildlife. By becoming a steward of NYC’s green spaces, you can help ensure that our city’s natural resources are kept safe for future generations.
How to Become a Steward
NYC Parks hosts volunteers throughout the city all year long, in every landscape and every kind of weather. Here’s how to get involved.
Attend a volunteer event
Public events bring together New Yorkers from every walk of life to get their hands dirty making the city better. This is a great way to find out more about the wide variety of nature in the city, learn skills, and meet like-minded individuals.
Take a look at the list of upcoming stewardship projects below, and find the project that's right for you.
Request a project for your group
We always have a running list of projects that could use a helping hand. Groups can make a vital and significant impact on the ongoing restoration and management of nature in the city. Nature-based projects are great opportunities for team-building, enjoying the unique landscapes of the city, and starting conversations, while making a real difference.
Become a Super Steward!
Our Super Stewards work independently to make an impact on their neighborhoods. NYC Parks staff provide training, access to tools and other resources, and license individuals to work on their own, as well as to recruit and train their friends and neighbors.
Upcoming Stewardship Projects
|06/04 Morris Heights Street Tree Care||04/27/2022 - 06/04/2022|
|06/10 Pelham Bay Park Forest Restoration||05/03/2022 - 06/10/2022|
|06/18 Pelham Bay Park Mile-a-Minute Challenge||05/05/2022 - 06/18/2022|
|06/18 Seton Falls Park Forest Restoration||05/12/2022 - 06/18/2022|
|06/24 Pelham Bay Park Mile-a-Minute Challenge||05/10/2022 - 06/24/2022|
|06/25 Mott Haven Street Tree Care||05/10/2022 - 06/25/2022||Registration has ended.|
|05/28 Calvert Vaux Park Horseshoe Crab Monitoring||05/05/2022 - 05/28/2022|
|05/28 Kaiser Park Horseshoe Crab Monitoring||05/12/2022 - 05/28/2022|
|05/30 Calvert Vaux Park Horseshoe Crab Monitoring||05/12/2022 - 05/30/2022|
|05/30 Kaiser Park Horseshoe Crab Monitoring||05/12/2022 - 05/30/2022|
|06/03 Red Hook Street Tree Care||05/03/2022 - 06/03/2022|
|06/04 Fort Greene Street Tree Care with Super Stewards||03/29/2022 - 06/03/2022|
|06/11 East New York Street Tree Care||05/03/2022 - 06/11/2022|
|06/11 Marine Park Forest Restoration||05/04/2022 - 06/11/2022|
|06/11 Prospect Heights Street Tree Care with Super Stewards||05/01/2022 - 06/10/2022|
|06/17 Ecology Park Forest Restoration||05/05/2022 - 06/17/2022|
|06/25 Paerdegat Basin Park Forest Restoration||05/10/2022 - 06/25/2022|
|05/27 Inwood Hill Park Forest Restoration||04/21/2022 - 05/27/2022|
|05/28 Capacitación en el cuidado de àrboles de calle (esp.)||03/02/2022 - 05/27/2022|
|06/04 Tribeca Street Tree Planting with NYC Tree Time||05/19/2022 - 06/04/2022|
|06/17 Harlem Street Tree Care||05/05/2022 - 06/17/2022|
|06/24 Inwood Hill Park Forest Restoration||05/10/2022 - 06/24/2022|
|06/03 Cunningham Park Forest Restoration||04/27/2022 - 06/03/2022|
|06/04 Forest Hills Street Tree Care with Super Stewards||03/29/2022 - 06/03/2022|
|06/04 National Trails Day: Kissena Park Trail Work||05/03/2022 - 06/04/2022|
|06/07 Sunset Cove - Salt Marsh Plug Planting||05/19/2022 - 06/03/2022|
|06/08 Sunset Cove - Salt Marsh Plug Planting||05/19/2022 - 06/07/2022|
|06/10 Sunset Cove - Salt Marsh Plug Planting||05/19/2022 - 06/09/2022|
|06/11 Sunset Cove - Salt Marsh Plug Planting||05/19/2022 - 06/10/2022|
|06/12 Sunset Cove - Salt Marsh Plug Planting||05/19/2022 - 06/17/2022|
|06/18 Meadow Lake Wetland Planting||05/12/2022 - 06/18/2022|
|06/25 Astoria Street Tree Stewardship with Super Stewards||05/01/2022 - 06/24/2022|
|06/25 Woodhaven Street Tree Stewardship with Super Stewards||05/01/2022 - 06/24/2022|
|06/04 National Trails Day: Willowbrook Park Trail Work||04/27/2022 - 06/04/2022|
|06/14 Greenbelt Native Plant Center Tour||05/13/2022 - 06/14/2022|
Do you still have any questions about becoming a steward? Contact us! You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (718) 392-5232