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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

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Natural Area Stewardship

  • Remove invasive plants!

    Volunteers celebrate a great day pulling invasive Garlic Mustard

  • Plant a tree...or two, or three!

    Volunteers plant native trees in Dickinson Park

  • Bring a friend, a neighbor or a co-worker!

    Colleagues spend a day volunteering in Powers Marine Park

  • Explore your city!

    Volunteers paddle canoes to Ross Island for a stewardship event

  • Spread the love...and the mulch!

    The Friends of April Hill Park give their neighborhood natural area some love

  • Build something new!

    Boy Scouts carry cedar rails for a new fence


Stewardship Project Updates

Learn about recent, current, and upcoming stewardship projects around Portland

Friends of Natural Areas

Learn more about volunteer groups that host ongoing volunteer events in natural areas around the city.

Our Staff

Meet the stewardship coordinators who are ready to connect you with your local natural area.

Programs for Groups

Need a volunteer activity for a school, community of faith, business, or other large group? We've got you covered!

PSU Volunteer Study Report

A report detailing the results of surveys conducted by PSU grad students about natural area stewardship volunteers participating in restoration around Portland.

Powell Butte Volunteer Bird Survey Training

Volunteer Position Description