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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Stewardship 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. Learn more about programs for groups.

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.


Hands on Portland trail work

Powell Butte Nature Park

Saturday, November 11 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Length

3

Summary

Join Hands on Portland and other community members to improve trails on Powell Butte!

Category

Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers

Description

Powell Butte Nature Park (Outer SE Portland)

Saturday, November 11, 9:00 AM-noon

Join Hands On Portland and Portland Parks & Recreation in service on Powell Butte on this Veteran’s Day. Projects include trail work, ivy and other invasive species removal, fence work and possibly mulching or watering native plants. No experience necessary! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and granola bars provided. Participants should be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an attentive adult. (Participants unaccompanied by an adult should be at least 14 years old.) Volunteers will be walking up to 5 miles during the event, so arrive before 9:00 AM to make sure you meet up with the group. All projects start at 9:00 AM.

Meet at: Main Entrance, south of Powell Blvd. (Hwy 26 East) on SE 162nd. Turn south onto SE 162nd from Powell Blvd. and follow the entrance road to the visitors center and parking lot at the top of the Butte. Group will likely be hiking quite a ways from the parking lot, so be on time to be sure to meet up with the group.

Tri-met bus: # 9. (SE 162nd St. stop)

Bike/Walk on the Springwater Corridor trail: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap.

RSVP to Hands on Portland: https://www.handsonportland.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0C1200000lXTub

For more information contact Susan: 503.823.6131 before 12:00 PM Friday before event. Day of event text/call Lucy: 503.314.0347 or Susan: 503.823.5937.