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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.


Botanists-come join our botanical survey!

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue

Tuesday, July 23 2019, 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Summary

Do you have botany skills to share?

Category

Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers

Description

Leach Botanical Garden (outer southeast) Botany surveys

Date TBD within the next few weeks – contact JoAnn with schedule questions

Join Leach Botanical Garden to conduct botany surveys in an area that is to be ecologically enhanced in the coming year!  Leach Botanical Garden is enhancing 4.5 acres to incorporate more native habitat along Johnson Creek as part of an ongoing educational program. Fieldwork will include scientific surveys of existing plants and animals, with the goal of assessing and analyzing change before and after habitat enhancement. Multi-year research will provide high-level educational and community science opportunities to all ages, with an emphasis on youth and adults from historically marginalized communities assisting with planning and execution of the project in the near and long term - creating awareness and connection to a significant restorative green space. Partners include Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Blueprint Foundation, Wisdom of the Elders, David Douglas High School Science Department and Lent K-8 School. Before proceeding with the habitat enhancement and monitoring project we need to collect baseline plant data, so we are seeking trained folks to do plant transects as soon as possible in this year’s one-acre plot. In the spring, the students will have participated in training workshops and will be able to take a leading role in conducting these survey transects.

  • Meet at Leach Botanical Garden,6704 SE 122nd Avenue 
  • Tri-Met lines #73 or #10
  • Contact JoAnn Vrilakas if you are interested in participating at JVrilakas@LeachGarden.org or 503-823-1671.