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Adopt-A-Trail & Preserve Steward Training

February 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

   Adopt-A-Trail AND Preserve Steward Training
Adopt-A-Trail Training for northwestern NWI nature conservation areas on their own time.
Join our Adopt-A-Trail and Preserve Steward training session, held on February 15th from 4pm-5pm. Today, more than 3,000 acres across Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, and Marshall counties are permanently protected. With a total of 17 conservation areas in Northwest Indiana, Shirley Heinze is in search for volunteers that are willing to be the eyes and ears of a chosen nature preserve.

Program Details:

Anyone can become an Adopt-A-Trail OR Preserve Steward. If you already enjoy walking any Shirley Heinze’s trail, help play an important role in providing feedback! This program requires you to visit a preserve of your choosing at least once a month to serve as the eyes and ears at a chosen conservation area in Northwest Indiana. For example, stewardship tasks include communicating trail conditions, taking photos of flowering plants/animal footprints, picking up liter and removing brush from trail. In addition to taking on small projects that assist our Stewardship Team. Our team will be hosting a training session on February 15th from 4pm-5pm. Furthermore, all current AAT and PS volunteers are encouraged to join the webinar to be introduced, to renew their term commitment, and to learn about new opportunities and projects. Becoming an Adopt-A-Trail Steward is a 6-month commitment whereas, becoming a Preserve Steward is a 1 year commitment.

  • Time scheduling conflicts?

No worries, we will be recording this training and posting it to our website and Facebook page!


  • Haven’t visited any of our preserves?

Let’s schedule a date to visit a preserve of your choice, link to preserves: Shirley Heinze Conservation Areas,  and our stewardship can provide more information on how to start!


  • Already an Adopt-A-Trail steward or Preserve Steward?

If available, attend this training and renew your 2023 Commitment Form! Located in the upstairs conference room at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve on February 15th at 4pm-5pm.

Lastly, view more volunteer opportunities that suite your skill-set  here >> Volunteer Opportunities Booklet

For questions contact via email at or call 219-242-8558


February 15, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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Shirley Heinze Land Trust
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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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