Prerequisite Opportunity: Spruce Up the Springwater Corridor (age 8+) *CCD 2013*
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Age Minimum (with Adult) - 8, Minimum Age - 16+, Skill Category - N/A
Spruce Up the Springwater Corridor (age 8+) *CCD 2013*
Join over 1,800 volunteers for Comcast Cares Day 2013!
Work alongside Portland Parks & Rec, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Gilbert Park Elementary students and Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood volunteers in a day of beautifying the much-used Springwater Corridor Trail! We'll be removing invasive species, such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry, to help the native plants thrive. This area is within the Johnson Creek Watershed and the removal of the invasive species and encouragement of the native species will limit the erosion into the creek and encourage healthier habitat for wildlife.
Please wear long pants and sleeves - preferably thick, to avoid blackberry thorns. Warm clothes, rain gear, a warm hat, and sturdy shoes are recommended.
We'll provide the tools to do the job, water, and hot drinks to keep everyone warm. Bring a water bottle if you have one!
Volunteers are encouraged to bike to the event, along the Springwater Cooridor bike path, so you have a sense for the area we'll be improving! You can find a map of the Springwater Cooridor bike path here: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/
We'll be working at the intersection of SE 128th Ave and the Springwater Cooridor Trail, near SE Reedway St.
Portland Parks and Recreation - Natural Resources (East) Program focuses on maintaining the natural resources within the network of parks located in Portland.
Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.
All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.
If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.
Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3370.