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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

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


The Natural Areas Stewardship program works with volunteers to help restore our natural ares to encourage native species regeneration, provide habitat to wildlife and insects, and provide safe trails to park visitors. We do this through various volunteer projects such as invasive species removal, native planting and plant maintenance, fence building and trail work. We host monthly volunteer events in our natural areas throughout Portland. All events are family friendly and open to all ages.