Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Forest Park Ivy Removal Volunteer Event

Volunteer Event
Join PP&R for a volunteer restoration project in Forest Park.
9:00 am 12:00 pm

Project details
Join Portland Parks & Recreation for our volunteer events in Forest Park. Volunteers will be removing ground ivy. This is a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. Tools, gloves, water, and project instructions provided. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring your own personal water bottle and snacks. Volunteers will be working off trail on uneven ground.

Register Here

Meeting Location: Holman Lane Trailhead (map link here). Please be respectful of neighbors when parking - the best place to park is on NW Savier Street, and NW Aspen Avenue north of the Savier Street intersection. Thank you! 


For more information contact Monica Hescheles at or call/text 503-823-8367.

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 had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.  
  • 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 large group. This will ensure that there are enough gloves and tools for everyone to work. 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 503-823-5121. You must be registered with our program before undertaking any community service.


Monica Hescheles (she/her/hers)

City Nature West Stewardship Coordinator