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 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 2021 flier

2021 Spring Training

Join our team of community volunteers who help care for trees in city parks. Our next training is set to take place April 3, 7 & 10, 2021. Preregistration is required, and due to COVID restrictions only 10 NEW volunteers will be accepted into the spring training. Should restrictions change, the program will adjust accordingly.

For more information or to register contact Koryn Misbach at 505-896-8389.