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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.


12th Annual Johnson Creek Clean Up

Mill Park in Milwaukie, SE Linwood Avenue and Overland Street

Saturday, August 24 2019, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Summary

Wade in Johnson Creek and pull out trash with the help of other volunteers. See the creek from a whole new angle!

Category

Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers

Description

12th Annual Johnson Creek Clean Up! (Inner/Outer Southeast) – litter patrol

Saturday, August 24, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Barbecue and prizes from 12:30-2:00 PM

Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Overland Park Coalition, Portland Parks & Recreation and other community and governmental organizations to clean up Johnson Creek and adjacent parks—everyone is welcome! No experience necessary. Volunteers will be walking in the creek to pick up litter. Wear your rubber boots or close-toed shoes (required) that you don’t mind getting dirty! (sorry, no Keens or similar shoes.) Also wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet—quick-dry materials are recommended. Other volunteer opportunities include adjacent park litter patrol (no need for rubber boots). Meeting location is Mill Park in Milwaukie (SE Linwood Avenue and Overland Street).

Event is followed by a barbecue for all participants! The first 200 volunteers to arrive will receive a fabulous 12th Annual Clean-up t-shirt, designed by a local artist! We are accepting group registrations still as well.

RSVP required.
Click here to RSVP.

Click here to view a video of last year’s event.

Bike/walk the Springwater Corridor trail to the event! Click here for a map.


Contact

Susan Hawes, Stewardship Coordinator
503-823-5937