Volunteer Stewardship Opportunity at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Volunteer Event
Please join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Oaks Bottom for a stewardship day at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.
9:00 am 11:30 am

Help keep Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge healthy with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Oaks Bottom. We will be removing English ivy to make way for native plant species. Gloves will be provided to anyone who needs them. Following guidance from local health officials, Portland Parks & Recreation no longer requires staff or volunteers working outside to use face coverings. Volunteers who still wish to wear face coverings are welcome to do so!

Registration is required.
To register, please fill out the registration form.

Registration form

Meeting Location
Please look for white sandwich board "EVENT" signs with arrows directing you to our work site. The worksite is about a 5-minute walk down a paved path from the parking lot to the work site.

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge - North Parking Lot map

Location Description
Our group will be working in a mostly flat area, with uneven terrain, and potentially standing water in some areas.

There is a small lot at the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. If parking lot is full, there is additional parking along SE Milwaukie Avenue.

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Santos 503-729-0318 or annemarie.santos@portlandoregon.gov.

Getting Ready for the Event

Thank you for helping to keep Portland parks healthy and beautiful! Here are a few tips to get you ready for your stewardship event.

  • Registration is required for all stewardship events.  
  • Complete a health screening (brief online survey) before attending each event. Start the screening at portland.gov/health-assessment.
  • Please volunteer close to home or in your community.  
  • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.  
  • Bring a face covering to be worn properly at the event at all times, and maintain at least 6 feet physical distance from others. PP&R will provide face coverings for anyone who doesn’t have their own.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, water, and snacks. PP&R will provide training for the activity, tools, and gloves for anyone who does not have their own.
  • 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. We encourage you to attend events with members of your household/family!  
  • 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 group. This will ensure that there are enough gloves and tools for everyone to work, and will also ensure that we are following COVID-19 protocols, which limit event size. We are also available to schedule special service events at your group's convenience during the week or on weekends. Learn more about Volunteer Stewardship for Groups.


Anne Marie Santos (she/her/hers)

Willamette River Watershed Parks and Natural Areas