Stewardship and Birding at Whitaker Ponds - EVENT FULL

Volunteer Event

This event is currently FULL. Please contact Yoko Silk at to be put on a waiting list.

Join PP&R, SOLVE, and Audubon Portland to take care of this well loved natural area and watch the birds who call this park home. Volunteers will gather at the Whitaker Ponds Nature Park parking area to check in, then go on a bird walk led by Portland Audubon bird guides. After our bird walk, join together with staff from Portland Parks & Recreation and SOLVE to restore habitat and pick up litter. Families are welcome to attend. Se habla Español. 

What to Bring: Please come wearing a mask, closed-toed shoes, long pants, a filled reusable water bottle, snack and sun hat. Bring binoculars if you have them, or borrow a pair of ours. Observe 6 foot physical distancing during check in and throughout the event. Bring your own gloves if you have them. Extra gloves and face coverings will be provided for anyone who needs them. Any tools needed for the project will be provided. 

Restrooms: Public restrooms (ADA Portapotty) will be available during this event.

Parking: Free parking. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle please. 

Registration Required: This event is currently FULL. Please contact Yoko Silk at to be put on a waiting list. 

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 at .

  • 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