Meet Steward

Wondering what you can do to stop the spread of invasive species? Take a cue from Stew.

Origin Story

Steward grew up a product of the pristine forests, crisscrossing trails and clear waters of North America. Bigfoots are tidy creatures by nature (so much so that many people doubt their very existence!), so “Stew” was raised to make sure he kept his play areas just as they were when he arrived. So whether he ran through the winding trails of the Great Plains or splish-splashed on the breathtaking shores of the Great Lakes, he was always very careful not to disrupt the environment.

As Stew grew, he noticed some of his favorite areas changing from the spread of invasive species. He could tell that the humans who enjoyed the beautiful natural resources of North America were not intending to damage the environments they enjoyed so much but rather were unaware of the impact of their presence. Stew wanted to help and tell people how to recreate responsibly, but they were always pulling video cameras out and scaring the shy and reclusive creature. 

Not one to sit back, kick up his massive feet and give up, Stew reached out to PlayCleanGo to help promote the importance of preserving our natural resources by stopping the spread of invasive species. Serving as the movement’s official ambassador, Stew is a regular contributor to the PlayCleanGo blog sharing his thoughts on all things outdoors and playing, cleaning and going responsibly.

Steward’s Stats

Height: 7’10″/8’1″ on tip toes

Shoe Size: 9 in Bigfoot/37 in U.S. men’s

Birthday: June 21

Age: 76 in Bigfoot years/44 in human years

Favorite outdoor activity: Hiding

Favorite outdoor place to play:Mount Rainier National Park

Favorite food: Huckleberries

Favorite quote: “The Earth is what we all have in common.”

Steward’s Stats

Height: 7'10"/8'1" on tip toes
Shoe Size: 9 in Bigfoot/37 in U.S. men's
Birthday: October 15
Age: 76 in Bigfoot years / 44 in human years
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiding
Favorite outdoor place to play: Mount Rainier National Park
Favorite food: Huckleberries
Favorite quote: "The Earth is what we all have in common."

Steward’s Top Prevention Tips to PlayCleanGo, No Matter Your Adventure

Rollover each image to reveal Steward’s top tip.

Before leaving a location, clean your footwear, clothes, gear and pets.

Feed your horse certified, weed-free hay three days before going on public lands.

Drain watercraft, motor, bilge, bladder tanks, livewell and bait containers before leaving water.

Stay on designated trails to keep invasive species populations localized.

Don’t move firewood further than 10 miles from where it originated. 

Dispose of unwanted bait, fish parts and packing materials in the trash, not the water.

Spray down your bike with water or compressed air to remove mud and plant parts.

Avoid nonnative plants that self-seed, as they can move outside of your garden.

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Steward's Trail Mix
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Stew’s Tips on RV Camping

You know even my feet can get tired and a little chilled from all this winter hiking. That’s about the time that I jump in my RV and hit the

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What’s SUP? Cleaning your Paddle Gear

You know, even I can get a little tired of the cold weather. So I’ll grab my stand-up paddleboard and head on over to warmer locales, like by the ocean.

Steward's Trail Mix
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Sowing Native Plant Seeds

Although there may be snow on the ground, now’s actually a great time to start thinking about sowing the native seeds I collected late fall. The seeds I sow are

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