Stewardship at Whitaker Ponds - CANCELLED

Volunteer Event
Event status

This summer, join PP&R, Hands On Portland, and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for an evening of stewardship at Whitaker Ponds.


Event Details: Join PP&R, Hands On Portland, and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for an evening of Stewardship at this unique urban natural area. We will be removing introduced invasive plants like ivy and blackberry, and pruning along the trail.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools (loppers/pruners), gloves, and face coverings, however PP&R will provide these as needed. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring your own personal water bottle and snacks.

Registration Required: Please register ahead of time hereand please complete this brief online health survey the day before the event: If you are not able to register online, please contact Yoko Silk directly.

Meet at: the main entrance of Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 NE 47th (note - because of construction, North-bound traffic is not permitted on NE 47th at this time; please give yourself extra transportation time because of this detour)

Questions: Contact Yoko Silk at or call/text 503-278-1341.

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 stewardship event.

  • Registration is required for all stewardship events.  

  • Complete a health screening (brief online survey) before attending each event:  

  • 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 at the event 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. If you have your own tools, feel free to bring those as well. PP&R will providetools and glovesfor 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


Yoko Silk

Columbia Slough Watershed Parks & Natural Areas N/NE