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.

2019 Fall Training

Join our team of community volunteers who help care for trees in city parks. Our next training is set to take place October 19, 23, & 26, 2019. The cost of the training is $100 and includes tools, program shirts and ongoing educational opportunities. Preregistration is required and seating is limited. 

For more information please contact Koryn Misbach at 505-896-8389. 

What do tree stewards do?

Volunteer Tree Stewards individually or as a team 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.


Volunteers are asked to serve our community for a one-year period, attend an informative, three-day training workshop with certified arborists and urban forestry experts, and commit to one program park day and one Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful event. This fun, interactive and valuable workshop includes classroom sessions and hands-on training. 
Tree Steward 2019 flier