Become an Urban EcoSteward

Do you want to give back to your community by caring for Frick Park?

NMRWA, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Frick Environmental CenterAllegheny Land Trust, TreePittsburgh, and Allegheny Clean Ways provides training for citizens who commit to becoming long term stewards of greenspace throughout Pittsburgh.

Urban EcoStewards Logo

Urban EcoStewards adopt a specific section of park land to maintain. They receive training from the UES program partners and visit their site throughout the year to remove invasive species, plant native flora, monitor plant success, clean up trash, and more. Urban EcoStewards are required to attend an initial training workshop (offered quarterly). Once trained, EcoStewards must complete one site visit per season and record their hours online. 

EcoStewards report to a coordinator, who accompanies them on at least one site visit per year to determine maintenance needs. For more information about this program, check out the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Urban EcoStewards page.

We are in need of additional Urban EcoStewards who will adopt a specific section of the Nine Mile Run restoration area to maintain. The map below displays the NMR EcoSteward sites. You can zoom in and click on a site area to learn more about it. All sites in yellow are vacant and need a steward! We encourage anyone interested to fill out this form and write in “Nine Mile Run Restoration area in Frick Park” as their location of choice.


Contact our Project Coordinator Lindsey-Rose Allen Flowers at (412) 371-8779 ext. 119 or , or the Pittsburgh Parks education department at 412-682-7275 x232.

Upcoming events

Check out our events page to read about and register for EcoSteward events. All are welcome– you do not need to be an EcoSteward to attend! We also add UES events to our Facebook Events page.

Need to log your UES hours?

Look no further, here is the UES Time and Activities Log.


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