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2023 Night for Nature

On Tuesday, September 12, the Natural Areas Conservancy celebrated New York City's beloved natural areas at the View at Battery Park. We want to thank our Night for Nature supporters for joining us to recognize the achievements of our honorees Liam Kavanagh and Harlan Stone. What a wonderful way to kick off fall!

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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 REI.

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!

Once you Become a Trail Maintainer you can participate in various Trail Maintainer Volunteer Opportunities to increase your trails skills and lead trail stewardship efforts in your community.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to engage your staff while improving New York City's natural areas? The Natural Areas Conservancy offers several options for corporate volunteer events, including Lunch and Learn sessions, Tree Plantings, and other half-day volunteer opportunities.

See volunteer options