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Whitaker Ponds Nature Park Planting Event

Volunteer Event
Join PP&R, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Bark to plant native shrubs and trees at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park.
10:00 am 1:00 pm

Project details: Join Portland Parks & Recreation, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Bark to plant native shrubs and trees at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park. 

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: Whitaker Ponds Nature Park (7040 NE 47th Ave, Portland). Please register ahead of time through the Columbia Slough Watershed Council event page

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 anycontagious 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.  
  • 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 of 10 or more people. 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
  • If you are looking for community service to fulfill court requirements, please call 503-823-5121You must be registered with our program before undertaking any community service.


Park Location or Entrance
7040 NE 47th Avenue
Portland, OR 97218


Yoko Silk (she/her/hers)

Natural Areas Stewardship Coordinator and Interim YCC Sponsor