Stewardship Days

What are Stewardship Days?

Stewardship days are single-day volunteer events. focused around a particular issue or activity. These volunteer opportunities are performed by pairing with another organization or recruiting untrained volunteers from the general public. Carrying-out stewardship with a large group of volunteers leads to a positive impact on wide areas of land and allows complex projects to be completed in a short period of time. If you have any large scale concerns or are interested in having your organization pair with Stream Watch, send us an email at or calling (907)-398-4303

A volunteer group from the Marathon refinery after a habitat fencing installation day.

Check Out Previous Stewardship Days

Ambassadors after a Trashercise Tuesday.

Trashercise Tuesday

Trashercise Tuesday is a weekly beach cleanup at the mouth of the Kasilof River during the dipnet season. This event helps to relieve pressure put on dunes and marine ecosystems by removing trash and other items that were left behind from users of this personal use fishery.

Habitat Fencing Installation

Seasonal habitat fencing is installed at areas with heavy traffic to protect riparian vegetation. Fencing utilizes rebar and zip-ties to guide visitors to hardened access points and reduce trampling of vegetation imperative to reducing erosion, and providing habitat for juvenile fish.

Volunteers installing habitat fencing at the Russian River.
Volunteers Performing spruce tree cabling.

River Restoration Projects

Stream Watch is dedicated to helping rebuild habitat in areas that have seen excessive vegetation loss, erosion, or other forms of damage. Restoration projects include spruce tree cabling, revegetation of native species, and removal of harmful structures.

Floating Clean-ups

These are events centered around volunteers and staff rafting down major waterways to remove litter from high-use areas that cannot be easily accessed by foot. Providing a mix of stewardship and relaxation, floating cleanups are a favorite for program volunteers.

Volunteers cleaning the Kenai.
Volunteers performing outreach and cleaning line

Group Line Cleaning

After used fishing line is collected from the river, volunteers help to clean line by removing hooks, weights, and other tackle. After cleaning, line is sent out to be recycled into new products and tackle is gifted back to the pubic during outreach efforts.

Invasive Species Management

By pairing with KWF’s Invasive Species program, large infestations of harmful species can be removed or managed by large groups. Due to the robust nature of invasive species, many hands definitely help to make light work in keeping our natural areas free of invasive species.

Volunteers clipping reed canary grass seed heads.