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Animals, Other, Visitors & Travelers

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

Restore Habitat and Maintain Trails at Powell Butte (age 8+) *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, long pants and shirts, and bring rain and/or sun gear, a hat and a filled water bottle, and beverages and snacks. Instruction, tools and gloves provided, although you are encouraged to bring your own gloves, if you have them. Please note that due to coronavirus concerns, PP&R is not currently providing coffee, tea, water or snacks. Read details on what to wear and more details about this volunteer experience: 

Aged 8+ welcome, and no experience necessary! Participants should be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an attentive adult.Volunteers must be at least age 14 (without adult supervision) and volunteers under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign our liability form.

March- June: Trailwork, native plating, and litter patrol.

September, October and November: Trail work and flora planting- helps to keep trails safe and useful for hikers, bird watchers, bikers and horseback riders. Trail work volunteers will be walking up to 5 miles during the event, so arrive before 9:00 AM to make sure you meet up with the group. 

Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. Participants should be at least 14 years old and accompanied by an attentive adult for the trail work project. Children welcome for the plant care project, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult. 

Complete the PPR sign in links in addition to signing up with Hands On below:
September:  click here
October:  click here
November: click here

Registered volunteers: Please sign in ahead of time here
and also complete this brief online health survey before the event: https://c19oregon.com/. If you are not able to register online, please contact stewardship coordinator Yoko Silk directly.

COVID-19 Information:

The novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") is a contagious and potentially life-threatening disease.  Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community is a shared responsibility. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at Hands On volunteer activities, all volunteers are required to:  

  • Follow all COVID safety-rules at their volunteer site or project

  • Wash their hands, at a minimum, before and after their volunteering

  • Maintain physical distancing while volunteering, to the extent practicable

  • Wear a cloth or disposable face covering at all times while volunteering.  

Hands On appreciates your interest in volunteering to help our community in this time of extraordinary need. As part of some volunteer activities, you may risk exposure to COVID-19. If you or any member of your household is experiencing any symptom of COVID-19, or has exhibited any symptom in the past 14 days, please do not sign up for a volunteer activity at this time. Please contact the Opportunity Coordinator if you have any questions about Hands On’s COVID-19 safety rules and the expectations for volunteers. 

Portland Parks and Recreation - Land Stewardship Division

Keywords: East_County

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older to attend this project; 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 Waiver 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.

  • Because volunteer numbers are limited due to coronavirus and there is high demand for volunteer experiences, we ask that if you are not able to attend, that you remove yourself from the sign-up list as soon as possible, so that others may have the opportunity to sign up. Thank you.

    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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