Stewards of Stewart (SOS) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization authorized by the NYS DEC to do trail maintenance, clear blow-downs, etc. in Stewart State Forest. Stewart is our playground and SOS, and caring for the trails, is our way to give back.
Our primary goals are:
• Sustainable Trails for All Users
Many trails in Stewart suffer damage because of trail design which guarantees erosion. Through careful maintenance and occasional reroutes we can build fun and sustainable trails for all of Stewart’s trail users.
• Signs on the trails and trail names on maps– so all trail users can find their way around.
We have lots of work to do (see our Wish List page
) and if you want to help, email us your name, address, and phone number. The DEC gets that information so you are covered by Workers Comp Insurance when you work as a volunteer. You can also add yourself to the SOS mail list through this website.
Stewards of Stewart