Bronx River Forest, Bronx

Join Us for an Upcoming Event!

  • Sign Up

    Seton Falls Park Super Steward: Trail Maintainer Training

    Map

    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a Super Steward: Trail Maintainer training at Seton Falls Park on Saturday, July 9. Learn how to navigate using Citywide Trails Team trail maps, identify and assess trail conditions, ways to mitigate trail concerns, plant identification and invasive management … More Info
  • Sign Up

    Nature Walk and Nature Poetry Workshop at Bayswater Park

    Map

    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy on City of Water Day at Bayswater Park from 1:30pm - 5pm for a nature walk guided by Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society, followed by a poetry workshop and live nature painting. The NAC is partnering with Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, the American … More Info
  • Sign Up

    Pelham Bay Park Super Steward: Trail Maintainer Training

    Map

    Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a Super Steward: Trail Maintainer training at Pelham Bay Park on Saturday, August 6. Learn how to navigate using Citywide Trails Team trail maps, identify and assess trail conditions, ways to mitigate trail concerns, plant identification and invasive … More Info

Looking for a past event?

View our events archive

2022 Night for Nature

Thank you to our Night for Nature supporters who joined us on June 14 to celebrate ten years of the Natural Areas Conservancy and to recognize the achievements of our honorees Stacy Sonnenberg and Veronica White. What a wonderful way to kick off the upcoming summer season!

View the event recap and photos!

Get Involved With the Super Steward Trail Maintainer Program

The NYC Parks Super Steward: Trail Maintainer program is an initiative of the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks, with support from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

Trail Maintainers are advanced, independent volunteers who receive training, tools, and resources that strengthen their efforts and enrich their experience. Trail Maintainers learn plant identification, invasive plant removal, corridor pruning, and trail maintenance skills — along with a variety of other trails and natural area management practices.

Trail Maintainers contribute to the stewardship and maintenance of our nature trails, as well as the overall health of our diverse natural areas citywide.

How to become a Super Steward: Trail Maintainer

  1. Become a Super Steward
  2. Attend a Super Steward Trail Maintainer training
  3. Adopt a natural area trail in a New York City park near you
  4. Walk through your adopted trail with a member of the Citywide Trails Team
  5. Commit to the stewardship and maintenance of your adopted NYC natural area trail!