Stewardship is a fresh approach to nature, where people are fundamental to the health and beauty of the natural world around us. Through good stewardship we reap the rewards of a healthy, diverse environment and a deeper relationship to our planet.
This page compiles stewardship resources for residents of the Sourlands and neighboring areas, as part of our Sourland Stewards program. The program includes:
- Nature hikes and programs on stewardship topics
- Our acclaimed stewardship guide Living in the Sourlands: A Stewardship Guide (Second Edition)
- Print and online media on stewardship topics
- A Facebook Group for Sourland Stewards to discuss projects, ask questions, and share successes.
- A Stewardship Resources page with some of the best web, print, and organizational stewardship materials listed and linked to.
- The Remember The Rain campaign, focusing on amphibian awareness in the Sourlands.
- A brochure on Spring Wildflowers of the Sourlands
- A brochure on Summer Wildflowers of the Sourlands
- A brochure on Rare Plants of the Sourlands
Participants have the opportunity to be recognized as Sourland Stewards and meet, compare notes, and show off their projects on social networks and at special events.
A recognition program with special rewards and incentives for Sourland Stewards participants who complete stewardship projects is in the works.
Sourland Stewards is funded in part with a 2015 Franklin Parker Conservation Excellence grant given by New Jersey Conservation Foundation, a 2015 Conserve Wildlife grant and a 2014 Watershed Institute grant.