Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Volunteer Event
Join Urban Forestry and the Confluence Environmental Center's AmeriCorps program to care for the trees of the Sacajawea Dog Park in the Cully Neighborhood. The young trees of this park are ready for some TLC to ensure they're long-lived to provide years of environmental services to the community.
Three volunteers dig a hole for a new tree planting at lents park with fall foliage in the background.
1:00 pm 3:30 pm

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Dress for the weather! Be sure to wear boots, raingear, and warm layers. Gloves and other PPE will be provided. 

Before registering or attending any in-person event, please visit our Workshops page to read about our Safe Stewardship Guidelines. If you have not yet completed one this year (from attending a previous event), please complete a volunteer application (en español).

It is required that you wear your mask when nearby other volunteers and staff. We have plenty of extras available.

MLK Day of Service with Americorps

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"Observed each year on the third Monday in January, MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. AmeriCorps has been charged with leading this effort for the past quarter century."

Sacajawea Park

Located in the heart of the Cully Neighborhood, Sacajawea Park (and the adjacent school), are named for the Native Shoshone guide that led Lewis and Clark across the west. 

Close-up image of the cone of a Douglas-fir tree.

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and nearly 3 million private property trees.

Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees. Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies.

For more information on Urban Forestry at