Here at Tryon Creek there is a long tradition of community lead park stewardship. You can join these efforts to maintain and improve the park by volunteering for Eco Crew. Led by Friends of Tryon Creek staff instruction, gloves and tools are always provided.
Volunteer tasks include trail maintenance and invasive plant removal (like raking, brush clearing, and pulling ivy.) Activities include a two mile hike, working off trail in uneven terrain in all weather conditions. Volunteers are best prepared when wearing long pants, long shirts, multiple layers and sturdy shoes are all a great idea!
Besides dirty gloves and muddy feet, at the end of each event, it is our hope that Eco Crew volunteers take home a feeling of accomplishment for the work they’ve done and a sense of belonging to a larger community of park stewards.