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* Event is Full* Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Planting Event with Birdhers

Volunteer Event
Please join Birdhers and Portland Parks & Recreation for a planting at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. This event is for womin, Trans and non-binary people of all ages and experience levels.
10:00 am 1:00 pm

Portland Parks & Recreation is excited to partner with Birdhers to host this planting event at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Birdhers is a bird watching club for womin, Trans, and non-binary people to build community by walking together, being present in nature, observing the flora and fauna, and sharing knowledge and curiosity about the world around us. For more information about this group and learn about their offerings, check out the Birdhers website!

We will be planting camas to improve habitat for the local wildlife and people. Please dress for the weather (layers and rain gear are great!), wear sturdy, waterproof shoes, and bring personal water bottle and snacks. Tools, gloves, project instruction, coffee/tea and light snacks will be provided.

Registration is required.


Meeting Location

Address: Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge - North Parking Lot map

Please look for white sandwich board "EVENT" signs with arrows to direct you to our work site. It is about a 5-10 minute walk down a paved path from the parking lot to the work site. We will meet at the green event canopy. 

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. 

Site Description
Our group will be working in a mostly flat area, with uneven terrain, and potentially standing water in some areas. There is a porta potty on at the parking lot.

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

Here are a few tips to get you ready for your stewardship event. 

  • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have tested positive for Covid-19.  There will be other opportunities to volunteer! 

  • In order to ensure your comfort and safety, please remember to dress for the weather, wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes; long pants and long-sleeved shirts; and be ready to get dirty!  

  • Unless otherwise noted, all events are family-friendly and all ages are welcome to participate. However, children under 14 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 group of 10 or more people. This will ensure that there are enough gloves and tools and project tasks for everyone. 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.