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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

Volunteer Opportunities

Wet and Muddy volunteers from No Ivy Day 2010

Group Work Parties or Projects

Are you an environment-minded community leader of any flavor looking for a service project? Well you have come to the right place! The No Ivy League can provide tools, work sites, and guidance on whatever form of service you would like; including invasive plant removal, trail repair, and restoration planting.  If you are interested, please Contact Us.


"Jo's Group" Wednesday Work Parties

What
Join our seasoned volunteer Jo and others in maintaining Forest Park. We will work in Lower Macleay Park to remove English ivy and other invasive species! This is a DIRTY job so come prepared in grubby, long-sleeved clothing and boots. We'll provide gloves and tools. No age limitations, but if a youngster needs one-on-one supervision, you provide it. Print out our flyer!

Where
Meet at the Field House at the Lower Macleay Trailhead, 2960 NW Upshur, Portland, OR 97210

When
First and third Wednesdays of each month, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, except major holidays or in case of severe weather. Major holidays include Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

For more information or if you have a group of 5 or more, please contact Jo Durand, jodurand1947@yahoo.com and Mary Verrilli,  mary.verrilli@portlandoregon.gov

Still have questions? Contact Us


Saturday Work Parties - "Freelancers"
Earn community service credit for school or other service requirements!

What
Drop in for our regular Saturday 'freelance' work parties and become a steward of our beloved natural area: Forest Park!! Volunteer Freelancers will take a short hike to one of our various sites and work off-trail removing English ivy. This is a DIRTY job so come prepared in grubby, long-sleeved clothing and boots. We'll provide gloves and tools.

Groups of five or more persons need to call 503-823-3681 to register at least a few days in advance. Groups of more than 10 people should call 503-823-3681 at least a week ahead of time. No age limitations, but if a youngster needs one-on-one supervision, you provide it.

Where
Meet at the Field House at the Lower Macleay Trailhead, 2960 NW Upshur, Portland, OR 97210

When
First and third Saturdays each month, 8:45 AM-noon, except major holiday weekends or in case of severe weather. Major holiday weekends include Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Still have questions? Contact Us


Other Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in doing your part to halt the advance of invasive species or improving the public spaces in your community? Looking for groups in your area? Look no further, here is a list of websites to help steer you in the right direction.

Know of any other groups to be posted here? Contact Us