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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.


Skill Share with ReWild Portland - pruning!

Columbia Children's Arboretum

Saturday, December 21 2019, 2:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Length

2 hours

Summary

Join ReWild to explore permaculture principles and prune the apple trees at the orchard at the Columbia Children's Arboretum

Category

Event Types > Community Events

Description

The Free Skills Series is a family-friendly monthly class exploring different aspects of rewilding, and is free and open to the public. Our Free Skills Series has one core ethic behind it: All people must have free and open access to creating resilience in their lives. It is a place to meet new people and hang out with old friends while learning skills that connect us with humanity’s ancestral past and more local and sustainable future. We suggest a $10–$20 donation, with no one turned away.

December: Social Forestry
Join Rewild as we talk about permaculture principles for the forest ecosystem, in a greater community. We will discuss wildness and restoration in urban environments, through the lens of rewilding and resilience. Putting the concepts to work, we will engage in restoration efforts with our hands in the dirt. This Social Forestry program is inspired by permaculture teacher Hazel (AKA Tom Ward) of Siskiyou Permaculture. For the class we will be pruning the fruit trees at the orchard at the Columbia Children's Arboretum. The trees have been neglected for a while, so we are excited to help care for this orchard!

 When: Saturday, Dec 21, 2019, 2pm to 4pm

Columbia Children's Arboretum (6th Dr. Entrance)
10040 NE 6th Dr, Portland OR 97211

Register ahead of time here: https://www.rewildportland.com/educational-programs/rewildskillshare/