Steward Programs

Leave a lasting impact in your community through one of PCC's stewardship programs. Following training and gaining experience in the field, Stewards of Polk County Conservation are those individuals or groups who may work independently from staff. Stewards also have the unique opportunity to lead other volunteers on public and private events and projects. This program allows the freedom to work according to your own schedule and interests with guidance from PCC volunteer coordinators.

Stewards may choose any PCC-managed area in which to devote their efforts. All training, tools, equipment, and expertise necessary for volunteers to carry out the following stewardship duties are provided by Polk County Conservation:

  • Adopt-a-Garden
  • Adopt-a-Park
  • Water Quality Monitoring Program
  • Jester Park Nature Center
  • Wildlife Monitoring

Contact volunteer coordinators to express your interest in becoming a Steward in one of these programs at

To assure safety and to provide the best possible volunteer experience, Polk County Conservation asks and expects volunteers to follow a Code of Conduct.