From a place to rest and bird watch at Randall Preserve, to miles of woodland trails next to beaver ponds at Darlin Creek Preserve, we have something for everyone. But we can’t maintain these preserves on our own–we need help from our community, from people like you.
“There are a few reasons why we volunteer as trail stewards at Bayshore Preserve, but it’s mainly to do with hope and gratitude. Walking around Bayshore recently with a friend, our conversation turned immediately to those feelings – hope that our wonderful ecosystems can be repaired and respected, and gratitude that there are people who care enough to participate.” – Leslie Coulter, Bayshore Preserve Trail Steward
Currently, CLT has 4 preserves opened to the public. These preserves are all open for low-impact recreation from dawn until dusk and offer a variety of experiences in nature.
So what does it mean to become a volunteer Trail Steward for one of these 4 preserves? Trail Stewards are our eyes and ears on the public preserves.
At the most basic level as a volunteer Trail Steward you are committing to:
- Visit the preserve you signed up for at least once a month and walk/hike the trails.
- Complete a short online form letting us know the current condition of the trails and other infrastructure on the public preserve.
By having someone out at each preserve regularly we can make sure that our public preserves remain safe and enjoyable places for people to visit and connect with nature.
Becoming a Trail Steward is a great way to give back to the preserves you love visiting and helping to ensure they remain great places for you and others to visit.
Ready to adopt a preserve by signing up to be a volunteer Trail Steward? Sign up below to get started–we will then email you with more information.