Steward outside a tool shed
Stewardship on Public Land

End of Stewardship Season

Some groups like to get down to business and focus on the stewardship activities they are accomplishing, while others like to make a social outing of it. Both approaches are fine and can be equally successful. No matter what your approach, it is important that stewards feel a personal connection to the work they are doing.

Celebrate your accomplishments through:

  • Planning a year-end social such as a potluck or a party sponsored by a local restaurant or caterer. This can include giveaways from sponsors, awards for volunteers, etc.
  • Having a monthly coffee outing.
  • Sharing an end of year list of accomplishments.
  • Regularly expressing gratitude and enthusiasm to each steward. Stewards need to see that their presence is valued.