THIS EVENT IS FULL
If you’re looking for another enjoyable volunteer experience for MLK Day, here are a few other local options:
- Plant trees, shrubs and pollinator species to enhance the habitat at the Sandy River Delta with Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
- Join Metro Parks at Smith and Bybee Wetlands for a day of planting and mulching!
- Celebrate with SOLVE in Northeast Portland picking up litter and preventing it from entering our waterways in the area surrounding MLK Boulevard.
- Plant trees in Vancouver with the Watershed Alliance at Fort Vancouver High School.
WHAT: Volunteer to help plant trees at Chimney Park! Bring yourself, weather protection, and a water bottle! All tools and materials needed will be provided on-site.
WHERE: Chimney Park (9360 N Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97203)
WHEN: Monday, January 16, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Before attending any event: if you are not feeling well, have a temperature above 100.4ᵒ or receive a recommendation to self-isolate – please stay home.
What is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service (MLK Day)?
Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service (MLK Day) is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Participation in service activities has grown each year as more Americans are encouraged to provide meaningful change in their communities. Whether service meets a tangible need, such as fixing up a school or senior center, builds a sense of community or mutual responsibility. In a pandemic environment, service can take on the form of sending a meal through a meal delivery service, serving as a virtual mentor, or donating money to a charitable cause to help those who lack basic essential items.
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 220,000 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 portland.gov/trees.