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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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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 or the partner group liaison 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.


Earth Day event with Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Wilkes Creek Headwaters (NE 154th and NE Fremont)

Saturday, April 20 2019, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Length

3 hours

Summary

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Columbia Slough Watershed Council for an Earth Day stewardship event at Wilkes Creek Headwaters

Category

Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers

Description

Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and the Friends of Columbia Children's Arboretum to continue restoration on this unique property which holds the headwaters of Wilkes Creek. Volunteers will have the opportunity to care for and mulch native shrubs and trees, and remove invasive plants at this beautiful site.

This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, coffee, tea, tools, training and gloves will be provided.  Registration is requested.

Notes on accessibility: The site is about an 8 minute walk from the parking area. The site itself is uneven and wooded. Please wear water proof boots if you have them.  There will be a portable restroom available for use.

Meet at 9am at the dead-end of NE Fremont at the intersection of NE 154th. We will walk to the site from there. 

To register, email or call Yoko Silk at: yoko.silk@portlandoregon.gov; 503-278-1341