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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Green Street Steward Program

  • Keeping green streets working

  • Green street cleanup

Become a Green Street Steward!

Community members have asked how they can participate in the care and maintenance of Portland's green streets. Environmental Services has responded with the Green Street Steward program. If you live, work or run a business in Portland you qualify to be a part of this program.

Role of Green Street Stewards

The city takes care of green streets and welcomes your help. As a Green Street Steward you can help with simple activities that include picking up trash, removing leaves and debris, and occasional weeding and watering.

Participating in the Green Street Steward program is a rewarding way to contribute to your community and keep Portland’s rivers clean. Read more about the program and find out how you can become a Green Street Steward.

Becoming a Green Street Steward

When you sign up to become a Green Street Steward, you will be directed through a series of steps including:

  • Create a personal account on
  • Accept the Green Street Steward disclaimer.
  • Select a green street to adopt!
  • Once you've adopted a green street, we'll contact you to schedule a quick, one-on-one training at your adopted green street. We'll provide you with a Green Street Stewards Maintenance Guide with simple guidelines to follow.

Do you Want to become a Green Street Steward?

Yes, I want to sign up

I'm already a Green Street Steward 

More Questions?

Call 503-823-8764 or email

What is a Green Street?

Green street facts

Map of Portland Green Streets

See where Portland green streets are located, and available for adoption

Green Street Steward's Maintenance Guide

How-to guidance for maintaining Green Streets (974kb PDF)

Weed Identification Guide

Find photos and information about weeds commonly found in green street planters. Updated June 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

Green Street Steward Program FAQs

Green Street Steward Partners

Businesses and Community Organizations that have joined our Green Street Steward community

Green Street Care in Six Languages

Vietnamese, traditional Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Somali, English