Planting event at Johnson Lake Natural Area

Volunteer Event
Join PP&R and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to plant native shrubs and trees at Johnson Lake Natural Area.
10:00 am 1:00 pm

Project details: Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to plant native shrubs and trees at Johnson Lake Natural Area. Did you know there is a lake here right off of NE 92nd and Columbia Blvd? Come check it out! 

Everyone welcome, and no experience necessary! Staff will provide gloves, tools, and any instruction needed. Work will involve bending over, shoveling, and walking on muddy and uneven ground. 

Location: Johnson Lake Natural Area. Please register to find out specific meet up location. Registration link will be posted here in December. 

Questions: For more information contact Yoko Silk, PP&R Stewardship Coordinator:; 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.

  • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have tested positive for Covid-19.  There will be other opportunities to volunteer!
  • 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 under 14 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
NE Glass Plant Road and Simpson Street
Portland, OR 97218


Yoko Silk (she/her/hers)

Natural Areas Stewardship Coordinator and Interim YCC Sponsor