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What: We will be doing a combination of mulching, blackberry and other invasive plant removal, planting, and/or other work to restore native habitat with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R).
Where: Columbia Children’s Arboretum. Meet at 10040 NE 6th Dr. Portland, OR 97211 which is the main entrance of the park (*please use this address, as there are multiple entrances). These are the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Clackamas, Cowlitz, and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, along with many other tribes who lived along the Columbia River.
When: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2:00-4:00pm. We will be working about an 8 min walk from the main entrance, so try to arrive right at 2pm if you can so we can all walk in together!
What to Bring: Face masks are REQUIRED for this event. Please bring closed toed shoes, water, face covering/mask, personal hand sanitizer, and work gloves if you have them. Gloves can be provided for those that do not already have them. Be prepared for winter weather conditions.
Who: Anyone is welcome to attend even if you have no previous connection to NWOBS! Volunteers between ages 14-17 must have the signature/permission of a parent or guardian to participate. Volunteers under 14 are required to have a parent, guardian, or responsible adult present.
Parking: There is free parking onsite. We encourage those who are able to bike, walk, or take public transit (if it can be done safely).
Restrooms: There is a porta potty on site.
Accessibility: Unfortunately there are no paved pathways at this site.
Safety: Volunteers are asked to abide by COVID-19 safety precautions - wear a mask, maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and others, and sanitize your hands. Maximum number of volunteers at this site is 25 people.
Questions: Please contact Monica at [email protected] if you have questions or special requests (e.g. group sign-up, etc.).
Registration Process: Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, space is limited and pre-registration is required! NWOBS will send an email prior to the event to confirm your registration.