Help keep Portland's natural areas healthy, beautiful, and safe for people and wildlife!
Not sure where to start? Give us a call or check out our existing programs on our Calendar.
- For Natural Areas in the Jonson Creek Watershed (SE Portland), contact Susan Hawes at 503-823-6131 or email@example.com
- For Natural Areas in NW and SW Portland, contact Mary Verrilli at 503-823-9423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Natural Areas in the East Willamette River Watershed and along the Willamette River, contact David Grandfield at 503-729-0318 or
- For Natural Areas in the Columbia Slough Watershed (N and NE Portland), contact Yoko Silk at 503-278-1341 or Yoko.Silk@portlandoregon.gov
Service activities vary with the seasons, but include invasive plant removal, native plant installation, trail maintenance, litter pick-up, and more in Portland Parks & Recreation property.
Group Service Projects
Is your church, company, community organization, neighborhood association, or club looking for a fun way to volunteer together? Help keep Portland's natural areas healthy and beautiful while team-building and enjoying Portland's beautiful parks! If you have a group of 10 or more people, we can schedule a service project at your convenience on a weekday or Saturday. Service projects typically run from 9am-noon or 10am-1pm but we can accommodate requests for other times as well.
Service Learning for Schools and Programs
Are you a teacher, program coordinator, or parent looking for a unique and educational field trip? Private, public, and home school classes can join with PP&R restoration professionals and environmental educators to perform hands-on restoration work (see examples of activities listed above) as well as environmental science investigations around water quality, soils, plant identification, and more. Field sites are available around the city and programs can be adapted to meet the needs of each class.