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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

Stewardship Activity Calendar

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to keep Portland's natural area parks healthy, beautiful, and safe for people and wildlife!

Here are a few tips to get you ready for your next stewardship event.

  • While most stewardship events do not require an RSVP, please check the description to make sure that advanced registration is not required.
  • PP&R staff will be on site to greet you and will provide gloves, tools, training for the day's activity, and a snack to keep you going. 
  • In order to ensure your comfort and safety, please remember to dress for the weather, wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle, and be ready to get dirty!
  • Unless otherwise noted, all events are family friendly and all ages are welcome to participate. However, children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult for the duration of the event.
  • While groups are welcome to join many of our regularly scheduled stewardship events, please contact the event coordinator listed in the description before arriving with a large group. This will ensure that there are enough gloves and tools for everyone to work. We are also available to schedule special service events at your group's convenience during the week or on weekends. For more information, click here

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE TO FULFILL COURT REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE CALL 503-823-5121. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH OUR PROGRAM BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY COMMUNITY SERVICE.


Ross Island Paddle and Volunteer Event

Willamette Park Boat Ramp (SW Macadam & SW Nebraska)

Tuesday, July 8 2014, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Summary

Help improve wildlife habitat on Ross Island

Category

Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers

Description

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Willamette Riverkeeper for an evening of canoeing out to Ross Island and helping to improve wildlife habitat on the island by removing invasive weeds, picking up litter and planting native plants (activities vary with the seasons). Bring your own canoe or kayak or reserve a place on one of our boats at no cost. No paddling experience necessary. Canoes, PFDs, paddles, and instruction will be provided. This event is free but RSVP IS REQUIRED. Boats launch from the Willamette Park Boat Ramp (SW Macadam & SW Nebraska) which is accessible via the greenway bike trail from downtown and TriMet bus line 35.  Please contact Marissa Dorais, Willamette River Stewardship Coordinator, at marissa.dorais@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-7016 to reserve your place today.

 

 People paddling canoes