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Tree Steward Program
The city of Rio Rancho's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and its Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Division are seeking volunteers interested in serving as a tree steward in our community.

What do tree stewards do?
Volunteer Tree Stewards work in teams of two or more and receive tools, training and ongoing support to help our city care for trees in our local parks. Tree stewards visit their chosen park and report tree and park concerns; assist with planting and pruning of young, newly established trees; maintain site conditions; report vandalism; and report water system problems.

Commitment
Volunteers are asked to serve our community for a one-year period and attend an informative, hands-on Saturday workshop with certified arborists and urban forestry experts. This fun, interactive and valuable workshop includes a morning classroom session and hands-on training in the afternoon at a local park. "This is an opportunity for residents to learn from experts and then apply that knowledge to assist the city to care for the valuable trees in our parks," said Jay Hart, director of the city's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.

For more information and to volunteer!
Contact Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful at (505) 891-5015.

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Tree stewards

(Tree Steward volunteer Seretha Crider with ISA Certified Arborist Jeff Hart)