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Crew Leader training (Part 1) - JCWC Creek Crew Leader training event

Volunteer Event
Become a Creek Crew Leader for Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and assist with leading outdoor stewardship events, including at Portland Parks & Recreation parks and natural areas in Southeast Portland!

Project details:  Receive training to crew lead events in the Johnson Creek Watershed (southeast Portland) with one of our community partners, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC). Many JCWC events occur in Portland Parks & Recreation parks and natural areas! Training (Part 1) will be a Webinar. Hone your leadership abilities or learn new skills, in a supportive environment. Everyone welcome! Make friends from different backgrounds, learn about Pacific Northwest plants and animals, and feel good as you enhance your parks and natural areas!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (Use same link to sign up for both Part 1 & Part 2 of the training): Creek Crew Leader Training Part 2: Hands On – Johnson Creek Watershed Council (

Questions: For more information contact Susan: or 503.823.5937. Day of event text/call Susan: 503.823.5937.

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 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