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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.

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.

Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event

Multiple PP&R Locations: Mitchell Creek Natural Area, Foster Floodplain Natural Area, Leach Botanical Garden, and Tideman Johnson Park

Saturday, March 7 2020, 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM


Johnson Creek Watershed Council's largest volunteer event of the year


Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers


Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event (Inner & Outer Southeast Portland)

Saturday, March 7, 8:45 AM-noon + Pizza Party

Johnson Creek Watershed Council is hosting multiple events throughout the watershed on this day. Despite being an urban creek, Johnson Creek is home to a variety of wildlife, including threatened and endangered salmon. No less than four of the sites (Mitchell Creek Natural Area, Foster Floodplain Natural Area, Leach Botanical Garden, and Tideman Johnson Park) will be PP&R-managed sites! Come join us as we plant and mulch native trees and shrubs and complete other habitat enhancement projects to improve air quality, wildlife habitat, and the beauty of our Natural Areas. Lunches provided in 2 locations (@Portland Mercado in SE Portland, and @ the Coho Shelter in Main City Park- catered by Tortilleria y Tienda de Leon in Gresham). Find your site here: Families, groups and Teams welcome!