Stewardship Program

NFCT’s core mission includes the responsible stewardship of our 740-mile waterway. This is no easy task. We work with landowners, land managers and volunteers to ensure that this corridor is safe and accessible for public use.

Our staff provides leadership and direction for summer stewardship crews, stewardship interns, and community volunteers.

Volunteers adopt sections of the NFCT (helping open campsites, replace trail markers, and inspect access areas and portage paths), and participate in Waterway Work Trips, a series of weekend events led by our stewardship crews. Projects may include installing access ramps, building new lean-to’s and campsites or building composting privies. Join us!

If you’d like to support our stewardship work, please donate to our Trail Fund.

In all that we do, we are committed to maintaining an exceptional recreational experience, while also supporting healthy waterways and engaged communities.

Click Here for the 2023 Stewardship Season Recap
Click Here for the 2022 Stewardship Season Recap
Click Here for the 2021 Stewardship Season Recap