The Preserve Stewardship Volunteer Program provides education and outreach to create a dedicated volunteer group who monitor TILT Signature Preserves in our region.
Volunteers provide valuable information about:
- Wetland health
- Trail conditions
- Invasive and indicator species
- Overall health of the land
The information gathered by volunteers over time aids TILT in establishing a baseline of Preserve health, across various habitats and how their health and plant and wildlife diversity contribute to the region's water quality, recreational opportunities and scenic beauty of this region.
Stewardship Volunteers gain:
- In-depth knowledge of TILT's Preserves and natural resources of the region
- Skills to manage their own land, especially in regards to invasive species
- The opportunity to engage with TILT staff and other like-minded volunteers on a deeper level
Volunteers who complete our trainings receive an "I Volunteer for the 1000 Islands" tee shirt, Stewardship Volunteer Guidebook and password to access the online reporting form.
If you are interested in joining this program,
please fill out the form below,
or contact Alaina Young, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 315-686-5345 or [email protected].
The Preserve Stewardship Volunteer Program has been made possible by:
The RBC Blue Water Community Action Grant
The New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and the New York Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), in coordination with the State Department of Environmental Conservation
St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM)
Thank you for the support!