Columbia Slough Watershed Council planting event at Wilkes Creek Headwaters

Volunteer Event
Please join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a planting event at Wilkes Creek Headwaters!
Outdoor photo of a group of volunteers wearing cold weather apparel, face coverings, and holding shovels.
9:00 am 12:00 pm

For the safety of our volunteers and staff, we are asking that you please take an anonymous health screening the day before or the day of the event. If you or anyone in your household has any of the symptoms listed on the health assessment, or if you are otherwise feeling sick, please stay home. We will miss you, but there will be other chances to volunteer!

We will be planting shrubs and wildflowers and small stock trees. Please bring your own face covering and water bottles. Gloves and extra face coverings will be provided to anyone who needs them. Snacks and coffee will be provided. Please note, everyone will be asked to wear face coverings throughout the event and maintain distance between participants. 

Registration is Required
To register, please fill out the Columbia Slough Watershed Council registration form here at Stewardship Saturday at Wilkes Creek Headwaters — Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

Register here

Meeting Location
Please meet us at the corner of NE 154th Avenue and Fremont Street.

See map here

Location Description
We will be working on grassy, uneven ground, about a 5-minute walk from the road.

Street parking is available. 

There will be a standard porta potty available. 

Please contact Yoko Silk at 503-278-1341 or

Tips to Get Ready for Stewardship Events

  • 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 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


Yoko Silk (she/her/hers)

Natural Areas Stewardship Coordinator and Interim YCC Sponsor