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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 - Whitaker Ponds volunteer event

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

Saturday, March 28 2020, 10:00 AM to 2:00 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 regarding COVID-19. For more information, please visit

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Nature Connect NW to plant native willow trees, and remove invasive plants at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park! 

We will provide gloves, tools, and guidance. All you need to do is show up dressed ready for whatever the weather is, and please wear sturdy shoes or boots that you are comfortable getting dirty. If you have waterproof boots, even better! Also, we will take a lunch break, so we suggest bringing your own refillable water bottle and lunch.