Throughout the five boroughs, community groups, advocacy groups and community-based organizations act as stewards for public land.
Living Lots NYC identifies vacant publicly-owned land and provides an online forum for discussion and organizing projects and advocacy campaigns on individual city lots.
The Stewardship Mapping Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) identifies many of the civic organizations that care for the city and the broad geographic areas that they focus on, though not necessarily the specific places where there are active projects. It is a useful starting point for finding potential partners for organizing projects and advocacy campaigns. STEW-MAP was created by the US Forest Service, with information on stewards in NYC collected in collaboration with the Hudson River Foundation/Harbor Estuary Project (HRF/HEP).