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Tideman Johnson Park First Saturday Volunteer Event

Volunteer Event
This event includes a fun community science activity in partnership with the City Nature Challenge! No experience necessary. Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the Friends of Tideman Johnson community members to enhance this little gem of a Park!

Project details: This event includes a fun community science activity in partnership with the City Nature Challenge! Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the Friends of Tideman Johnson community members to enhance this little gem of a Park. Ecological enhancement of this area provides cleaner air for community members and cleaner water in Johnson Creek, which supports salmon and other fish. Everyone welcome, and no experience necessary! Volunteers will likely mulch native plants, remove nuisance species and/or pick up litter at this event. From 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM volunteers may either continue the stewardship work, or take part in the City Nature Challenge, learning how to post plants and wildlife to the iNaturalist website. The goal of the Challenge is to add to our knowledge of what is living in the park - as well as to help Portland win this international challenge! Bring a smart phone to participate in the challenge. Children welcome and must be accompanied by an attentive adult. See below for important information about what to expect, and what to wear and bring to the event. A Reminder email will be sent to registered participants a few days before the event from the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC); please watch for and read the Reminder email for any further instructions about what to wear or bring. 

Reminder email to registered participants will include the exact meeting location. 

REGISTRATION WITH JCWC REQUIREDhttp://www.jcwc.org/events/tideman-johnson-nature-event-may-1st-saturday/ 

Questions: For more information contact Susan: susan.hawes@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.5937. Day of event call or text Susan.

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: https://www.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, and 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 programs for groups