By participating in STEW-MAP, you can find others doing work like yours, or that you can partner with. Help those groups find you by posting your group’s website and contact info on the stewardship map for potential volunteers, funders, and other stewards to see. STEW-MAP participants in other cities have been successful using STEW-Map this way. By participating in STEW-MAP you also ensure that, not only do you get credit for your efforts, but the impact of your stewardship work is taken into account when different groups and organizations look at the overall ecological health of the region— and you may learn of new ways that you can contribute to that health.
You can still put your group on the map and participate in the research by filling out the online STEW-MAP survey. Get started by clicking on the big blue button below that says “Start a new survey.” Or contact Adam Moore from The Field Museum, at (312) 665-7428 or email@example.com.
STEW-MAP uses a broad definition of stewardship: conserving, managing, caring for, monitoring, advocating for, and educating the public about local environments. Using this definition, “stewardship” may include restoring a prairie, advocating against toxics, promoting recycling, gardening in a schoolyard, cleaning up a vacant lot, or many other kinds of activities. If you do any of these things or more, we hope that you will tell us about it in STEW-MAP.
Thank you for participating! Need help, have a question? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.