Columbia Children's Arboretum
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Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9am-noon
Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Portland Parks and people across the US in honoring Martin Luther King this weekend by volunteering your time with us the Columbia Children's Arboretum. This will be our first Stewardship Saturday event of 2017! We will be doing some planting and invasive species removal, the more the merrier.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9am-noon
Join Portland Parks & Recreation City Nature, and the Friends of Columbia Children’s Arboretum for a restoration event. Help keep Columbia Children’s Arboretum beautiful and healthy for people and wildlife. Please arrive dressed for the weather, wearing sturdy shoes, and be ready to get dirty. Work will include planting, removing invasive species, or trail maintenance. We will provide gloves and tools, snacks and hot beverages. Bring a smile and friend! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9am-noon
Join us and Friends of the Columbia Children’s Arboretum in our work to continue restoration on this unique property. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in invasive plant removal and native plant planting This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Registration is requested. This is a great group volunteering opportunity! The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is happy to help your company or organization schedule your next employee community service day. Please contact us if you're planning on attending this event with more than 5 people. Activities include: Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/stewardship-saturday-columbia-childrens-arboretum
Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9am-noon
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council works to connect the community with the watershed through restoration, recreation and restoration in North and Northeast Portland. Join us for Stewardship Saturdays, our monthly restoration work parties at locations all around the watershed! Join Columbia Slough, Friends of Trees and Portland Parks and Recreation for a day of restoration at the Columbia Children’s Arboretum! Invasive Himalayan Blackberry is a common watershed foe, out competing the native plant species that Slough fauna depend on. There have been several native plantings in the last couple years at this site, so managing blackberry ensure their survival. Registration requested. Visit our website to sign up. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Parents should note that there is a water body on this site. This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 should contact the Council for a special youth waiver.
withFriends of Trees
Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9am-1pm
Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for groups of 4 or less. Please contact Jenny or Ian at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there! In partnership with Portland OIC, Portland Parks & Recreation, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservaction District, Port of Portland & Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Friends of Trees is helping to restore wetland banks in the Columbia Slough Watershed. Come plant native plants and help increase the water quality and habitat value in this "hidden gem" of NE Portland.