Site Steward Program

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s Site Steward program is designed to give park managers a way to better keep an eye on the condition of the trails and other resources within the park units. This will allow the Volunteer coordinator and park management to schedule volunteer and park resources. Ideally we will have one or two volunteers take on the responsibility of a singe unit to keep a close eye on the unit and report back to the park.

Site Steward Expectations:
– Visit your Park Unit on a regular basis.
– Document and list potential projects: i.e. trail maintenance, trash pick-ups, minor maintenance to signs/structures.
– Help to prioritize projects within your unit.
– Submit park service requests for standard issues such as downed trees, vandalism, issues to structures.
– Attend Trail Blazer meetings regularly.
– Attend scheduled tail days regularly.
– Inform and recruit the community to participate in the volunteer programs at the park.
– Once familiar with the unit, site stewards are welcome and encouraged to lead interpretive programs and trail days in their unit. All programs and trail days must be approved by David Thomas.
– Wear Approved NPS Volunteer “Uniform” when working in the unit.
– Work closely with other Site Stewards when planning unit activities.

Training Requirements:
– CPR and First Aid. This is required to be a group leader for any project in your unit.
– Trail Crew Leader Certification. This is required to lead any trail days in your unit.