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The Chattanooga Park Stewards Volunteer Program's mission is to significantly improve the environmental and aesthetic quality of our parks and greenways by organizing and promoting volunteerism and stewardship.

Volunteers are a valuable asset to the Parks Division - providing time, talent, and resources to help ensure the health of the park system. The Park Volunteers program also provides an opportunity to educate park visitors and citizens on the importance of stewardship of our parks. Park stewardship is key to guaranteeing that our parks, trails, and greenways will remain safe and clean and be enjoyed for years to come.

Example volunteer tasks include: 

  • Picking up litter, limbs, and debris.
  • Light landscaping, such as pulling weeds and adding mulch.
  • Cleaning and painting benches, picnic tables, and signs.
  • Removing vegetation on walking paths.
  • Reporting maintenance needs. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Chattanooga Parks volunteers assist with the upkeep of our parks through a variety of opportunities, from litter pick up to invasive species removal. Find one to suit your interests and skills!

Park Stewards
Assist with light maintenance activities and observe and report park condition.

Trail Stewards
Assist with light maintenance activities and observe and report trail conditions along our greenways, Stringers Ridge trails, or the TN Riverwalk.

Urban Eco Stewards
Assist with the upkeep and improvement of the environmental assets of the Chattanooga Parks system, such as rain gardens and natural areas

Lead Stewards
Support the Parks Outreach Coordinator by assisting with volunteer event days, outreach at community events, and park user customer service. Lead Stewards will need to first complete a year in the Park Steward, Trail Steward, or Eco Steward capacity and commit to 40 hrs per year.

Interested in one of these opportunities?

Fill out the application form by clicking here: pen and paper

 

 

 

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Park Volunteer Events & Projects

 

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10am to 4pm (2 hour shifts)

Pollinator Patch Planting Day on the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

Join us as we plant beautiful flowers and shrubs to help provide food and shelter for butterflies, hummingbirds, birds, and bees. We are partnering with the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance to install a 'Pollinator Patch' at the Hawthorne St Trailhead on the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway. There are three 2-hour shifts available. Please bring gloves and wear long pants and close-toed shoes. No planting experience needed, but helpful.

 

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Mission:
To preserve and enhance the quality of the physical environment and infrastructure through prompt, cost effective and courteous delivery of services which protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

Justin Holland, Administrator
1250 Market Street!
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311

311@chattanooga.gov

 

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