Memorial Day closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Event

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 and Himalayan blackberry to make way for native plant species. Please dress for the weather, wear layers, wear sturdy waterproof shoes, bring rain gear, personal water bottle and snacks. Tools, gloves, and project instruction will be provided. There is a portapotty on site. 

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

Registration form

Meeting Location

Address: Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge - North Parking Lot map

Please look for white sandwich board "EVENT" signs with arrows directing you to our work site. The worksite is about a 5-10 minute walk down a paved path from the parking lot to the work site.

There is a small lot at the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. If parking lot is full, there is additional parking along the side streets of SE Milwaukie Avenue. Please allow for 10-15 minutes extra for parking. 

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

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Santos 503-729-0318 or

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. 

  • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.    

  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, water and snacks. PP&R will provide tools and gloves for anyone who does not have their own, and training for the days activity. 

  • 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 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.


Anne Marie Santos (she/her/hers)

Willamette River Watershed Parks and Natural Areas