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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.


Habitat Enhancement at Leach Botanical Gardens

Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue

Saturday, December 14 2019, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Summary

Critical blackberry removal project to prepare for future planting projects!

Category

Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers

Description

Leach Botanical Garden (Outer Southeast) Invasive species removal

Saturday, December 14, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Leach Garden Friends, Wisdom of the Elders, Blueprint Foundation and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council to complete important ecological enhancement projects in the native habitat area of Leach Botanical Garden. Removing invasive species helps protect wildlife habitat and encourages native plants to thrive, ultimately leading to cleaner water in Johnson Creek, which supports salmon and other fish. 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: Leach Botanical Garden: 6704 SE 122nd Ave. From I-205 take the Foster Road exit and travel east on Foster Road. Turn right (south) onto SE 122nd and follow down the hill, around the curves and over the bridge. Leach Botanical Gardens’ parking lot is on the right, just past the bridge.

Tri-met bus: #73, #10 (weekdays)

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

RSVP to JCWC: http://www.jcwc.org/events/leach-botanical-garden-habitat-enhancement-on-the-back-5-acres-of-the-garden/

Day of event call/text Susan: 503.823.5937.