Volunteer Stewards Program
New Report Process
Submit your report at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FHV5KHC
Interested in becoming an ICNL Volunteer Steward?
Being a steward is a rewarding job not only for the steward themselves but also for ICNL as we work to keep track of the ever changing land of South Hill. Stewards get the opportunity to develop a relationship with the land and be the eyes and ears for the committee.
Stewards are required to visit their parcel every week and take a short walk around to become familiar enough with the land to notice any changes. Stewards can be anybody who is part of the Ithaca College community: students, faculty, staff, and administration. Apart from being a great way to take a break from busy college life, becoming a steward will allow you to learn about South Hill, relate to the land, and can also be a good resume builder. If you are a student or faculty member, you might even be interested in turning your knowledge of the land into a research project.
Check out the "ICNL Steward Requirements" to see a more detailed representation of what is required of a volunteer steward. You can also download the "ICNL Volunteer Steward" powerpoint presentation that was given at the first stewards meeting. Volunteers must commit at least a semester of time to the program so that adequate information about the land can be acquired.
If you are interested in becoming a land steward, please send an e-mail to ICNL@ithaca.edu.
Check out the Invasive Species, Invasive Insects and Common Tree Diseases lists for pictures and descriptions of common invasive species and tree diseases in the area. Educate yourself about these (or print out the document and take it with you when you walk!) so that you can alert ICNL about any new changes happening with these particular species. It is important for us to document the spread of these invasive species and know about any diseases happening on South Hill.
Thank you for all that you do!