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Volunteer to Help Keep Powell Butte Nature Park Healthy & Safe for People & Wildlife

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Powell Butte Nature Park

On Saturday, July 13, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, the public is invited to volunteer their time and work skills alongside volunteers from the Friends of Powell Butte Nature Park, Hands On Greater Portland and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) to perform necessary park and trail restoration work.

Restoration projects include trail maintenance, fence repairs, invasive plant species removal, trash pick-up and other tasks. Please wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, sturdy walking shoes, and bring a hat, water bottle, and if needed, rain gear.

Please be aware that a major construction project is underway at Powell Butte as a contractor for the Portland Water Bureau builds the city’s new 50-million gallon underground reservoir and several new permanent park structures.  Volunteers are reminded to keep out of fenced hazardous construction areas and to stay on open designated park trails during the restoration event.   

Volunteers will meet at the Gates Property parking lot, located SE Holgate Boulevard, east of at SE 136th Avenue. 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 energized.  There is a public restroom located at the parking lot.

This volunteer opportunity is family-friendly and all ages are welcome to participate. However, children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult for the duration of the volunteer event.

For more information, please contact Susan Hawes, PP&R Stewardship Coordinator, at susan.hawes@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-6131.  

Lindsay Wochnick
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