Opportunity Details

Tree Planting & Restoration Party in Vancouver (age 0+) *MLK 2014*


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 us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Winter is the time for planting!  So, bring your work gloves and dress warmly as we prepare the Earth for new plantings and springtime growth.  We will join the folks from the Vancouver Watershed Council to plant seedlings along the beautiful canyon shore of Burnt Bridge Creek.  We may also be doing some clean-up and landscaping at the Ft. Vancouver High School. 

It will take a village so, let's all gather at Ft. Vancouver High School to learn more about our tasks before we break into work groups.  At the end of the  morning we will re-gather at the High School to celebrate the abundance of our efforts!

We all live in a watershed! Watersheds are regions or areas defined by ridges where the water drains into a particular stream, lake or river. In Vancouver, Washington, our community has bountiful water bodies, including Burnt Bridge Creek and the Columbia River.

Burnt Bridge Creek is a highly modified urban stream that flows some 12.6 miles from its agricultural origins near Northeast 162nd Avenue on the east, through the heart of Vancouver and the Greenway Project at its center, to its terminus at Vancouver Lake. 

The Vancouver Watersheds Council is a locally organized, voluntary and non-regulatory group established to improve the health of these vital watersheds in our area. Together we work to identify issues, promote cooperative solutions, focus resources, agree on goals for watershed protection and foster communication among our diverse stakeholders.

Community partners that make this project possible: United Way/Hands On Greater Portland, Fort Vancouver High School and the City of Vancouver.

To learn more, visit their website:www.vancouverwatersheds.org/events

Please dress for weather and wear sturdy shoes.

To expedite on-site registration, we encourage you to complete this required waiver form ahead of time and bring it with you to the project. Also, any youth 12+ attending without a parent/guardian, must bring this waiver completed in order to volunteer. Because we have several partners who are supporting this event, we appreciate your patience in fulfilling these documention requirements!

 Project Requirements:


  • Volunteers of all ages are welcomed to attend this project; any volunteer under age 12 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers are required to sign an MLK Volunteer Waiver (print it now, fill it out, and bring it with you to save time during project check in). Volunteers under 18 are required to bring a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.

  • If you plan to bring children/additional volunteers 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. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org 

    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: log in to your volunteer account and click "Manage My Team" next to the appropriate upcoming opportunity.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot!
Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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Environment, Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:12+

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