Join the River Stewards - the driving force of the River Parkway Trust's


Land and Trail programs!

River Steward volunteers help with habitat restoration, removal of invasive exotic plants, trail maintenance, and river cleanup events. The River Stewards program is great for groups or individuals. No prerequisites or long term commitments are necessary; just sign up and be ready to enjoy a day in the San Joaquin River Parkway.


If you plan to attend an upcoming volunteer day, please remember the following: 

  • Bring your signed Volunteer Service Agreement form. Folks under the age of 18 will need to have the form signed by a parent or guardian to participate.
  • Wear sturdy shoes or boots.
  • Dress long - long pants, socks, and sleeves will protect you from the elements.
  • We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle and a pair of work gloves.
  • Review the map to the activity location and volunteer meeting area when registering.


Please email Project Manager, Jake Salimbene, with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Feel free to contact us for additional group volunteering opportunities.


Sign up for an upcoming volunteer day using the links below.

2018 River Steward Volunteer Days

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in"  John Muir   


September 15, 2018  Great Sierra River Cleanup at Sycamore Island

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of the Great Sierra River Cleanup by continuing our efforts to better the San Joaquin River Parkway. The Great Sierra River Cleanup is the premier volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of waterways throughout the Sierra Nevada Region. This cleanup is an annual event held in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day to encourage good stewardship from the Sierras to the sea. This event will run from 8:00am until 11:00am and is suitable for groups and individuals of all ages.

For more information and to sign up click here.




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