Stewards cutting down Japanese knotweed at Middle Mills, 2021
Stewardship on Public Land

Get Involved

There are two primary ways to get involved with Toronto Nature Stewards: Becoming a Steward or becoming a Lead Steward.

Becoming a Steward

Stewards participate in ordinary site visits at our 30+ existing sites throughout the city. Under the guidance of our trained Lead Stewards, you will be able to help your local park by picking up litter, removing invasive species, or even planting native species.

You must be 16 years or over to volunteer on your own. Otherwise, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Becoming a Lead Steward

Lead Stewards are responsible for planning, recruitment, organization, and reporting for a site. This is a greater commitment than that of being a steward. Lead Steward sign-up is only possible at certain times of year, with training occurring from January to March. We strongly recommend that Lead Stewards have prior experience working with Toronto Nature Stewards as a Steward before applying to become a Lead Stewards.

Click here to learn more about becoming a Lead Steward, as well the roles and responsibilities involved

Start a Site

We have closed our applications for new sites for the 2024 stewardship season. This process requires review and acceptance by the City of Toronto.

Click here to learn more about site applications