Groups and individuals can participate in environmental stewardship on their local parkland.  From creek clean-ups to mulching and invasive removal, there are opportunities for everyone. In 2021, over 8,000 volunteers participated in parkland stewardship. Together, we planted 3,502 trees and removed 12,612lbs of litter. Check out our partner’s websites to find an opportunity that best fits what you’re looking for! 

Three images of stewardship activities. In image 1, a large group is huddled together with gardening tools. In image 2, a boy hold a wheelbarrow. In image 3, two people are hunched over a garden bed.


Keep Austin Beautiful
Keep Austin Beautiful provides resources and educational materials to engage Austinites and build more beautiful communities. They lead litter and invasive species removal every week in parks throughout Austin.

Austin Parks Foundation
Austin Parks Foundation coordinates volunteer opportunities for community & business groups, and provides support and resources to Adopt-a-Park groups and volunteer stewards in parks and greenbelts across Austin.

Ecology Action
Ecology Action's mission is to protect, reclaim, and connect communities to neglected or damaged remnants of the urban wilderness. Groups can sign up for community service events online. 

Shoal Creek Conservancy
Shoal Creek Conservancy is a non-profit, community-based organization focused on improving Shoal Creek for all Austinites; present and future. They host educational events and clean-ups along the Shoal Creek Trail. 

The Trail Conservancy
The Trail Conservancy works to protect, enhance, and connect the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. Since our formation in 2003, we have fulfilled this mission through careful improvements to the Trail’s infrastructure and environment while honoring the original vision of the Trail’s founders.

TreeFolks mission is to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. They offer opportunities for volunteers to plant trees, help give trees to neighbors, and to learn about proper tree planting and care for a healthier urban forest.

Pease Park Conservancy
Pease Park Conservancy is dedicated to the rehabilitation, beautification, & support of Austin's central city park for the enjoyment of Austin and future generations. You can sign up for volunteer days held weekly, and apply to lead volunteer events in the future. Groups are invited to plan a workday to accomplish stewardship tasks listed on the website.