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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.

CANCELED - Springwater Community Litter Pick-up and Bird Walk

Foster Floodplain, SE 104th Avenue and Foster Road

Friday, March 27 2020, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


This event is canceled in response to directives by the State of Oregon and the City of Portland regarding COVID-19.


Event Types > Volunteer Opportunities/Fundraisers


This event is canceled in response to directives by the State of Oregon and the City of Portland regarding COVID-19.

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and SOLVE for this Keep it Pretty, Rose City! event. Picking up litter beautifies our public spaces and keeps trash out of nearby Johnson Creek. We’ll start off the event with a guided bird walk through Foster Floodplain Natural Area. 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, snacks, and coffee/tea provided. Children welcome and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.  

Meet at: Foster Floodplain parking lot at SE 104th Avenue and Foster Road. (If parking lot is full, park along Foster Road.)

TriMet: #73, #10 (weekdays) (or #14, and walk east on Foster)

Bike/Walk the Springwater Corridor trail:


For more information contact Susan: 503.823.6131 or
Day of event text/call Susan: 503.823.5937.