Opportunity Details


Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:14+

Restore Habitat and Maintain Trails at Powell Butte (age 1+) *Hands On*

Hands On Managed projects offer you an opportunity to join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Volunteer Leader

Join PP&R, Friends of Powell Butte and other community volunteers in completing important restoration projects on Powell Butte. Projects include trail work, ivy and other invasive species removal, fence work and possibly planting, mulching or watering native plants. No experience necessary! Wear sturdy shoes (or rubber boots/waders), long pants and shirts, and bring rain and/or sun gear, a hat and water bottle. Instruction, tools, gloves and small treats will be provided.

Volunteers must be at least 1 year old (with attentive adult supervision) and volunteers under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign our liability form.

Meeting location & additional project details:

Saturday, June 10th: 
Meeting location: Ellis Street entrance​
Project: Trail work: general trail maintenance. Native plant care: water, daylight around planted shrubs, remove weeds from area. Invasive species removal: hedge-parsley removal

Meet at:  SE Ellis and SE 145th. From Foster Road or Powell Blvd., turn north (from Foster) or south (from Powell) onto SE 136th. Turn east (only option) onto SE Ellis Street. Turn right onto SE 139th and left onto SE Ellis. Follow until the end of the road at the base of the Butte. Park along SE Ellis (preferred) or SE 145th. Please take care not to block neighbors’ driveways. 

Tri-met bus: #17 (SE 136th & Holgate Blvd stop) Walk 1/3 mile east on Ellis Street.

Bike/Walk: Springwater Corridor trail: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap. Exit the trail at SE 145th and bike north on SE 145th. Ellis Street entrance will be on your right.  

Portland Parks and Recreation - Natural Resources East manages natural areas on the east side of Portland.

Keywords: East_County 

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 1 year old or older to attend this project; Any volunteer under age 14 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone. Volunteers age 14-17 may attend without an adult, if a youth volunteer release form is presented that has been signed by a parent or guardian.

  • 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 503-200-3355. 

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