Delaware Greenway's drew attention to the need for community support in maintaining the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail, the jewel that took 20 years of devoted attention to create. Trail Stewards receive three hours of orientation, volunteers hit the trail to become ambassadors and provide eyes-and-ears for the trail's managing partners. NDG Trail Stewards assist trail users with directions and advice. They promote use of the trail and report on trail conditions, visitor needs and safety concerns. They may also choose to participate in NDG Trail Maintenance Days and volunteer for events sponsored by both organizations. NDG Trail Stewards choose their own time and place to perform their volunteer service, although a minimum of 4 hours per month is suggested.
For their efforts, NDG Trail Stewards receive an identification badge and gear, free entrance to all Delaware State Parks, and the satisfaction of providing an important service in a time when budget constraints make cut-backs in service a reality; all this, while enjoying time outdoors in some of Delaware's the most scenic spaces.