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Volunteer on Day of Stewardship! February 8th

On Forest Park Conservancy’s biannual Day of Stewardship, Forest Park fans from across the Greater Portland area join forces to enhance the natural beauty and ecology of Forest Park. Volunteering on Day of Stewardship is a perfect way to show your love for the park, or simply make its acquaintance, all in the company of caring individuals like yourself.

On February 8th, we will be hand pulling invasive ivy and planting native trees and shrubs within the Forest Park ecosystem. But, what’s a volunteer work party without an after party? Free refreshments and gear giveaways conclude every Day of Stewardship because, after all, ivy pulling is no walk in the park. It’s a diehard battle.

Click here to reserve your spot!

The Difference You Make…
Forest Park is a beautiful 5,200-acre wildlife (and people) haven within the city of Portland. Within this haven, invasive plants are out-competing native plants for resources, preventing tree regeneration, and decreasing overall biodiversity. Compared to the native plants they replace, invasive plants are inferior wildlife habitat, soil stabilizers, and water and air purifiers. It takes a village to protect a park. Please join us in protecting Forest Park.

Fall Day of Stewardship Recap
On Saturday, October 12th, a total of 150 volunteers met at 5 project sites, and in just three hours made long-lasting improvements to the ecological health of Forest Park. 

Accomplishments:

  • Removed 13,500 square feet of invasive ivy
  • Rescued 115 trees from invasive ivy
  • Hauled out 6 cubic yards of illegally dumped yard debris

Click here to view photos from the day!

Questions about volunteering? Contact Stewardship Coordinator Mikala Soroka at mikala@forestparkconservancy.org or call 503.223.5449 x 106.

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