Guide for Garden Stewards and Volunteers:
Garden Stewards take care of a section of the Southwest Corridor Park.
The SWCP Volunteer Park Steward Guide guide provides suggestions and guidelines for this work.
The Volunteer Release form is a standard form used by DCR for all park volunteers.
SWCP Volunteer Park Steward Guide (PDF)
DCR Volunteer Release Form (PDF)
"PRE-APPROVED" Plant List for Garden Stewards and Volunteers:
New in Spring/Summer 2021, we will be sharing a list of "pre-approved plants" that are suitable for use in gardens maintained by park stewards.
Stewards should seek permission for plantings not on this list,(or ask to have plants added to this list) and should seek permission to remove, or add,
or do major pruning, of any shrubs or trees.
THE LIST IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT .... just a FEW examples are listed below and we expect this list to be much longer!!.
Annuals and Perennials
Geraniums / Wild Geraniums
Recommended New England Natives
Recommended for Pollinators
Queen Anne's Lace
Herb Garden Plants