CANCELLED: Powell Butte amphibian egg mass survey

Volunteer Event
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council to look for frog and salamander eggs in the ponds at Powell Butte!
9:30 am 12:00 pm

Project details:  Join Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) to survey for frog and salamander eggs in ponds at Powell Butte! Surveying for amphibian egg masses helps PP&R ecologists determine which species live on the Butte, and how we can better manage the Park for them to survive and thrive. Everyone welcome, and no experience necessary! Volunteers will be entering or will be nearby shallow ponds. Waders and rubber boots will be provided or bring your own. 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. Please note that there will be access to a restroom at the beginning and end of the event, but not during the event. To get to the survey ponds, volunteers will be walking about 1 mile to and from the meeting location. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED through the Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Questions: For more information contact Marlee at or Susan or 503.823.5937. Day of event text/call 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 requested for all stewardship events.  
  • 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.  There will be other opportunities to volunteer!
  • Face coverings are welcomed, but not required. We do encourage volunteers to wear them inside shared spaces (such as the portable toilet/bathroom). Bring your own face covering, or PP&R will provide face coverings for anyone who doesn’t have their own and wants one.    
  • Bring a water bottle! Coffee/tea, snacks and water will be provided. Instruction, tools and gloves will be provided for anyone who does not have their own.
  • In order to ensure your comfort and safety, please remember to dress for the weather, wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes; long pants and long-sleeved shirts; 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 and project tasks for everyone. 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


Park Location or Entrance
16160 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97236