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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 at Errol Heights!

Errol Heights Park - meet at SE Harney & SE 45th entrance, behind Franz Bakery

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

Summary

Celebrate Earth Day with SOLVE and the Friends of Errol Heights!

Category

Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers

Description

Errol Heights Park (Inner Southeast)Earth Day event! Planting, invasive species removal & litter patrol

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 AM-noon

Join Portland Parks & Recreation, SOLVE and the Friends of Errol Heights to complete important ecological enhancement projects at this little gem of a Park. Planting native plants & removing invasive species provides cleaner air for community members and cleaner water in Johnson Creek, which supports salmon and other stream-loving critters. Picking up litter keeps our waterways clean. Keep your eye out for beaver, ducks, and other wildlife as you volunteer alongside other community members—everyone welcome, and 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 snacks provided. Children welcome and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.

Meet at: SE 45th & Harney Dr. Park on SE 45th or Harney. Be aware not to block neighbor’s driveways. Enter Park through gate behind Franz Bakery.

Tri-met: Bus #75 (SE 45th & Harney stop)

Ride/walk to the site on the Springwater Corridor trail: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap. Exit trail at SE 45th St. entrance and ride a short distance north to the intersection of SE 45th and Harney Dr. Entrance to Errol Heights Park Johnson property is from Harney Dr.

RSVP to SOLVE: https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000GsyG5UAJ  

For more information contact Stewardship Coordinator Susan Hawes: susan.hawes@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.6131. Day of event call/text Paul: 503.348.7681 or Susan: 503.823.5937.